If you “go through the motions” of living a godly life by tradition, or simply following the example of a godly person on the outside, suppressing fleshly reactions for the purpose of “saving face,” the highest yield you can get will be 60 -fold. That is not the renewing of your mind, that is religious behavior, not holiness.
“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” (James 4:7).
Humble yourself before Me and give yourself completely to Me, trusting Me for the outcome of your circumstances (no matter how impossible they may appear). That is the path of true holiness — sanctification — being set aside and dedicated to Me alone.
Abandon your whole being to Me. In My Presence is fullness of joy and at My right hand are pleasures forevermore (Psalm 16:11).
In Quietness and Confidence by Sharon Buss
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