The Uncommon Christian

3 10 2013

Henry Frost was the North America director for the China Inland Mission in the early to mid 20th century. He was a man who knew God intimately and served Him faithfully. I ran across this quote and some principles in which he lived. They are well worth the read!

Pastor Dave

Nothing so pleases God in connection with our prayer as our praise, and nothing so blesses the man who prays as the praise which he offers. I got a great blessing once in China in this connection. I had received bad and sad news from home, and deep shadows had covered my soul. I prayed, but the darkness did not vanish. I summoned myself to endure, but the darkness only deepened. Just then I went to an inland station and saw on the wall of the mission home these words: “Try Thanksgiving.” I did, and in a moment every shadow was gone, not to return. Yes, the Psalmist was right, “It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord.”Henry W. Frost

The Uncommon Christian

According to Frost, an “uncommon” Christian (i.e., “above the common” Christian) is one who…

(1) makes God’s Word his only, his full, and his constant rule of faith and practice;

(2) lives out his life, having no confidence in the flesh, but having all confidence in the person and power of the Holy Spirit;

(3) makes the Lord Jesus Christ once and forever the absolute Lord of his life;

(4) has the vision of those who walk in heavenly places, and who thus sees things from the heavenly and larger standpoint; and

(5) gives his life irrevocably to God for the saving and sanctifying of the souls of men.

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