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One Ambition


I read this this evening and it really spoke to me, and to one of my daughters as well.  This is from Dialogues with God by Frances J. Roberts.



O My child,


          There is a place of quiet rest,

              Near to the heart of God.

          A place where sin cannot molest,

            Near to the heart of God.






Come, Come often.

       Come seeking.  Come needing.

Wait not until ye may bring Me a gift.

       Come because ye love Me.



Come knowing that I have loved thee first,

       even while ye were yet in trespasses and sins.

       Come asking no questions.

       Come speaking no words.


Come because I love you.

Come because I desire thy fellowship

          more than thou canst know.

       Ye seek to serve Me

      and fret because of thy limited service.




Can ye never learn the lesson I sought to teach Martha?

Can ye never be content to sit as Mary?

       Better thy feet were cut off

       than that they carry thee outside the circle of communion.




Ye consider the usefulness of thy life.

       Thou shouldst have but one ambition—

       to love Me and to be near Me.

       Let Me take care of all the rest.




Let Me arrange the pattern of thy life.

Let Me direct thy service,

       and it shall be not a service of dead works and self-effort,

       but an overflow of divine love.




This is My Father’s work.

       I do not require and have not requested thy work.

       Nay, but ye become a hindrance

             when ye set about to work for Me thus.




Set thy heart to be near Me.  Live close to My heart.

Look upon My face.

       I will satisfy thee completely.

       I will keep thee from anxiety.

       I will hearl all they diseases.

       I will cause My face to shine upon thee,

and thou shalt be glad.





May our one ambition today and every day be to love Him and be near Him!

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