Wisdom from Del: Living Triumphantly

Let us then labour for an inward stillness,
An inward stillness and an inward healing:
That perfect silence where the lips and heart
Are still, and we no longer entertain
Our own imperfect thoughts and vain opinions,
But God alone speaks in us and we wait
In singleness of heart that we may know
His will, and in the silence of our spirits,
That we may do His will, and do that only!

    — Longfellow

Excepts from Created to Life Triumphantly by Del Anderson:

Living triumphantly. Del speaking at a SIA event in 2007, aged 100. Pictured with Dennis Johnson, SIA Board Member.

Living triumphantly. Del speaking at a SIA event in 2007, aged 100. Pictured with Dennis Johnson, SIA Board Member.

That which we learn to love, we grow to resemble. How do we grow into the image and likeness of God? By learning and practicing that which God has given us, created within us, USE what we have, partake of God’s Nature and participate with the Purpose and Activity of God.

Despite outer conditions, come what may, victory through us is ever and only God’s order of the day. God’s Will is victorious living. As we live in Christ, we glorify God, through expressing and manifesting God. This is awesome, but God’s Truth.

This faith we already have within us, even though it may be dormant. Victory and faith are synonymous, one and the same thing. IT IS THE FAITH OF GOD, NOT HAVE FAITH IN GOD.

Victory is already ours, as we are conscious of our own need and let go and let God bring forth. As we trust God and surrender to God all that is ours, our desire and will, “It is the Father’s good pleasure to give us the kingdom.”

Looking, loving, longing to be like Jesus, we grow into His likeness. That which we fasten our gaze upon, we become. It is my response to “Come, follow Me” with “Yes, Lord, yes” and then respond with action in daily living.

This faith requires self-sacrifice and self-giving, but God’s fruit comes forth.

This is not struggling to achieve victory, but rather, starting small and proceeding to build upon a victory already achieved. God is the Enabler, as we use what we have. God’s faith in and through us affirms the victory that overcometh the world. A Christian’s victory is not over others, but taking mastery over ourselves. The victory comes from God’s Grace, through us.

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2 Responses to “Wisdom from Del: Living Triumphantly”

  1. EB June 17, 2014 10:20 pm
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    What a lovely tribute to/from Del! He speaks in particular language of Christianity, but the sentiments are universal, accessible. Thank you.

  2. Diane June 19, 2014 1:03 pm
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    Beautiful post Tanya – love the picture!

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