Beloved Young Believer [Brochure]

Beloved Young Believer by Norman W. Berry
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January 2, 1969

My dearly beloved Young Believer,

Thank you for your letter of December 29.  I have read it with interest, and I am glad to see that the Lord is working in your soul.  Let Him work!  And, I see that Satan is also at work.

Satan does not come all at once to say, “I seek to turn you from God.”  He usually works by introducing that which would lead away from simplicity of reliance on the death of Christ—some “form of godliness”—and so he ensnares.

I would humbly suggest two things to you, my beloved Young Believer:

1.  Stop thinking.

2.  Go into your bedroom, shut the door, kneel at your bedside and say nothing.  Just get into the presence of God.

This, I realize, is contrary to the nature you were born with and may take some time to develop.  Only after you and I come down to the childlike simplicity of believing and realizing our death with Christ and our new life now in Him can we begin to live as He intended.

Scripture is uncomplicated.  We get complicated (you sound rather involved in complications) when we get away from this simplicity:

In quietness and in confidence shall be your strength.  Isaiah 30:15

Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD.  Hosea 6:3

Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness.  Psalm 112:4

That which I see not teach Thou me:  if I have done iniquity, I will do no more.  Job 34:32

Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is under-standing.  Job 28:28

O our God . . . we have no might against this great company which cometh against us; neither know we what to do:  but our eyes are upon Thee.  2 Chronicles 20:12

Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude: for the battle is not yours but God’s.  2 Chronicles 20:15

What are we finding in all of these Scriptures?  That God works through the con-science, not through the intellect.  Only sin allowed in my life weakens me.

I will pray definitely for you.  Let me know when you get God’s answer.

With deepest affection in Christ,

Norman Berry

 

Brother Berry liked to quote the poem below:

To learn, and yet to learn, whilst life goes by,
So pass the student days.
And thus be great, and do great things, and die,
And lie embalmed with praise.

My work is but to lose and to forget,
Thus small, despised to be;

All to unlearn—this task before me set—
Unlearn all else but Thee.

“The Task” By G. Ter Steegen

But what things were gain to me,    those I counted loss for Christ….     That I may know Him.

Philippians 3:7-10

 

This life-changing letter (lightly edited) was written to a conflicted and confused Young Believer at a life crossroad.  The author wrote similar letters to other young people who, years later, are still thankful for the Spiritual help received.