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But gradually there comes a disclosing. We begin to live a little more with and in our own heart. And when we enter our heart suflSciently deeply, we find there God, the Holy Ghost, who has compassion on us. This of itself brings us to a life of two phases; one outward and the other inward. But though at first these two are strangers to one another, they gradually approach each other, mingle together and permeate each other, until the point is reached when the inner life lends its glow to all the outward existence, and when, not the clearly conscious, but the fellowship which is apprehended with the tentacles of the soul, progresses more and more unceasingly. This is at first pure, sacred mysticism, and nothing more. But it does not keep itself at this. Unconsciously, the eye of the soul begins slowly to discover the clear reality that God dwells not only in the heart, but that in the outward life on every side he is the omnipresent, the all-directing, Almighty and the all-provident Worker. And so we begin to have an eye for God, who in all things, all things, presses upon us. arises from the depths of the by all of the life in which we ful-

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is echoed our calling. That which formerly drew us away from God in that life and threw us back upon ourselves, now begins with wondrous allurements

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to draw us more and more closely to God. And not by reasoning, not with outspoken thought, but in the immediate sensation of the life of the soul itself God begins both inwardly and outwardly It is true, sin to open the eye to his Majesty. works interruptions again. But sin never rouses hatred against itself more strongly in the heart 378

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van maandag 1 januari 1900

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To be near unto God - pagina 386

Bekijk de hele uitgave van maandag 1 januari 1900

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 628 Pagina's

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