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Find Your Way to the Heart of Christ

A. B. Simpson

Today's Devotional

In Him we live and move —Acts 17:28.

The hand of Gehazi, and even the staff of Elisha could not heal the lifeless boy [see 2 Kings 4 for the story]. It needed the living touch of the prophet’s own divinely quickened flesh to infuse vitality into the cold clay. Lip to lip, hand to hand, heart to heart, he must touch the child ere life could thrill his pulseless veins.

We must come into personal contact with the risen Savior, and have His very life quicken our mortal flesh before we can know the fulness and reality of His healing. This is the most frequent cause of failure. People are often trusting to something that has been done to them, to something that they have done, or something that they have believed intellectually; but their spirit has not felt its way to the heart of Christ, and they have not drawn His love into their being by the hunger and thirst of love and faith, and so they are not quickened. The greatest need of our souls and bodies is to know Jesus personally, to touch Him constantly, to abide in Him continually.

May we this day lay aside all things that could hinder our near approach to Him, and walk hand in hand, heart to heart, with Jesus.

About the author and the source

A. B. Simpson (1843–1919) was a pastor, revival leader, and the founder of The Christian and Missionary Alliance. He also wrote a daily devotional, Days of Heaven upon Earth.

Albert B. Simpson. Days of Heaven Upon Earth: A Year Book of Scripture Texts and Living Truths. Brooklyn, N. Y.: Christian Alliance Pub. Co., 1897.

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