"To be utterly simple is the hardest of all efforts."
“God called me to consider the lily…”
Matthew 6:28b AMP
Consider the lilies of the field and learn thoroughly how they grow; they neither toil nor spin.
All of us are addicted to living the lie that there is life outside of Christ, the lie that my man-made fabrication of significance means something! But it is fruitless and futile. Everything we do equals NOTHING. All the kingdoms built, all the works done are dung: refuse, rubbish, trash.
Who wants to be free, desires to rest, and yearns to end the struggle? We humans have many ways to pacify our heart sickness and soul darkness. What’s your addiction? Food, church work, emotions, sex, self-hatred, control, service, job, perfection, people, family…
Wherever you think you can find fulfillment is your obsession. All of it is false worship…misapplied worship tied up with the enemy’s tendrils to capture your heart. No matter what you have chosen to quench the fire of your desperation, within these few pages the answer rests, still and waiting.
“Rest came into the human condition as a gift, the hardest to receive yet so wonderfully essential! The one fear God permits – and even commands – is the fear that we should fail to enter, live in, and be held in love by…that foreign thing called rest.”
Hebrews 4:1 NLT
God’s promise of entering his rest still stands, so we ought to tremble with fear that some of you might fail to experience it.
In Consider the Lily, Martha shares one of her most poignant and personal writings regarding the secret of total surrender. There is rest and peace for all who know just how weary they truly are.
“To be utterly simple is the hardest of all efforts.”
This booklet is part of the Hearing God Series.
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Posted by Scott Curran on 21st Oct 2018
Consider the Lily is a good meditation on how to relax in God's grace.
It's about trusting that God knows what he's doing and that he is looking after us.
The author shows that, by considering the lily as Jesus suggested we do, we can learn about humility, surrender and simplicity.
We can learn to leave everything to God.
This book offers excellent insights into the beauty of faith.
Outstanding and Edifying Thoughts and Meditations...
Posted by Leonardo LCH Lenbenhear on 23rd Jan 2014
This booklet and the others in this series are VERY MUCH worth the price and the time to read through carefully and at least twice or thrice to absorb all the simple yet profound wisdom contained therein. Martha Kilpatrick is clearly a godly lady who has sought GOD and TRUTH and REALITY earnestly. The results are these pure nuggets of GRACE & TRUTH that feed the soul & spirit, ... and move you closer to GOD in both experience & understanding.
I recommend her writings and offerings above any Christian woman I have read. I will pay her this compliment by saying "she is the closed thing to a female Oswald Chambers we have ever encountered."
You will be blest and edified by reading sister Martha's meditations and devotional thoughts.
Posted by J.W. on 14th Mar 2013
It's hard to even describe this booklet. It packs a powerful, life-impacting punch in very few pages. It will totally change your view of Christianity and what God expects of us. Refreshing, challenging, and simply breathtaking. I highly recommend it to anyone who truly desires to know God's heart.