ENCOURAGING WORDS OF KATHRYN KUHLMAN
Kathryn Kuhlman (1907–1976) was a pentecostal evangelist best remembered for her healing services. Because of her wide ecumenical sympathies she was a major influence on a range of healing ministries, as well as on the charismatic renewal in its early days. Indeed, her official biographer, Jamie Buckingham, wrote that she was happiest when there were Roman Catholic priests on the platform with her. She received an invitation to a private audience with Pope Paul VI on October 11, 1972, during which the Pope assured her of his personal blessing on her work and his continual prayers. These quotes, taken from the Kathryn Kuhlman Foundation website HERE convey both the depth and the simplicity of her faith.
I made a consecration of my life that I had never made before, when I saw that it was absolutely possible for me to so yield my life, my body, as a living sacrifice - a sacrifice so consecrated to Him that the name of God Almighty may be glorified through the life of a sinner saved by the grace of God.
It is through the Holy Spirit empowering Christ's body of believers, His Church, with power for service that the Father is glorified again and again.
The Heavenly Father does not ask for golden vessels. He does not ask for silver vessels. God asks for yielded vessels - those who will submit their will to the will of the Father. And the greatest human attainment in all the world is for a life to be so surrendered to Him that the name of God Almighty will be glorified through that life.
As you read these words, I pray that this shall be the desire of your heart; and I know that the Father will hear your cry, and honor your prayer...and take your life, using it for His glory through the power and the presence of the Holy Spirit.
Faith And Courage
Living with faith and courage is something that life requires of each of us. NEVER, ABSOLUTELY NEVER GIVE UP! Never give in no matter what! Fight it through! And I promise you something with all of my heart...God will help you. "Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest." (Joshua 1:9) And that promise comes from the highest authority in heaven and earth.
Remember something, God never permitted a difficulty to come into our life without also giving us the ability to handle it. God has provided us with every faculty. He has given us the power that we need for living victoriously. It is a fact that everyone of us down deep has what it takes to successfully meet whatever life brings.
Where would any man or any woman be this very hour were it not for the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ? Grace greater than all our sins - grace greater than all our shortcomings.
I am reminded of God's grace when someone confides, "I wasn't worthy of this healing or of God's blessings. I am not worthy to be called an heir of God and a joint-heir with Christ Jesus."
It isn't a matter of being worthy, for no man is worthy! It isn't our perfection or our penitence, or a matter of our labors to reach the place of perfection or worthiness. It is God's grace alone!
Wherever you find real love, you will also find humility. Remember something: humility is not a weak and timid quality. Too often we feel that humility is a sign of weakness. This is not so. It is the sign of strength and security.
As an example, let me share a memorable experience I had as a young child. It was a hot Saturday night and Papa and I were about to enter the meat market situated on the main street of Concordia, Missouri. The two of us were at the doorway when suddenly a man, noticeably very drunk, shoved Papa back. I saw my father step aside and hold the door open while the stranger staggered into the market. Standing nearby was a man watching the whole scene. Knowing that Papa was mayor of Concordia, he asked, "Joe Kuhlman, are you going to let him get away with that?" I was still holding onto Papa's hand when I saw him smile and answer: "I can afford to let him go first." That was a lesson in love and humility that I have never forgotten.
Humility is a show of security and strength. It is the solid foundation of all virtues, and I believe that the very first test of a truly great man is his humility.
Jesus The Healer
Today, Jesus stands ready to hear your cry and to answer prayer for you. He is interested in every detail of your life. He knows you better than you know yourself and is touched with the feeling of your infirmities and your needs. It is my prayer that even now Jesus shall make His Person and Presence a reality to you and give you His faith, and complete confidence in His power and love and promises - and the desire of your heart.
The Love Of God
Who can fathom the love of God? He loved us while we were yet sinners. You may be a sinner reading these words right now. You may have committed every sin in the book and broken every commandment of God. Yet, the Lord continues to love you. He has not cast you aside.
When Jesus hung on the cross, looking upon His enemies as He was being crucified, He said: "Father, forgive them for they know not what they do." That is God's love, the love of heaven paying earth a little visit through the Person of Jesus.
Victory Over Fear
Beloved, the secret of victory over fear is very simple - it is trusting Jesus! One of the most frequent expressions on His lips throughout His life here on earth was, "Fear not!" So look up! Faith in God has in times past "subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword...turned to flight the armies of the aliens" (Hebrews 11:33,34), and FAITH CAN DO IT AGAIN! You are not only a conqueror, you can be more than a conqueror through Him Who loves you!