i am searching for a passage in one of E. G .Whites writings which goes somewhat like this
our first work of the day should be to commit our lives unto the Lord , if we do this we can never be lost ,no never.
have you ever heard this passage?
thank you for your input ___________
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Now, about your question. I did not find any statement from Mrs. White which had the expression "never be lost," nor did I find one statement which said all of the things you were asking for. There may be such a statement, but I did not find it. The two parts of the statement you gave, however, reminded me of several favorite statements of mine from the writings of Mrs. White. The first is from Steps to Christ, p. 70. When it did not contain the elements of the second part of your statement, I read on in the chapter to see whether something like that might be nearby. I found a paragraph from p. 72 which expressed similar thoughts to those you were asking for. Here are the two paragraphs in question:
Consecrate yourself to God in the morning; make this your very first work. Let your prayer be, "Take me, O Lord, as wholly Thine. I lay all my plans at Thy feet. Use me today in Thy service. Abide with me, and let all my work be wrought in Thee." This is a daily matter. Each morning consecrate yourself to God for that day. Surrender all your plans to Him, to be carried out or given up as His providence shall indicate. Thus day by day you may be giving your life into the hands of God, and thus your life will be molded more and more after the life of Christ. . . . When Christ took human nature upon Him, He bound humanity to Himself by a tie of love that can never be broken by any power save the choice of man himself. Satan will constantly present allurements to induce us to break this tie--to choose to separate ourselves from Christ. Here is where we need to watch, to strive, to pray, that nothing may entice us to *choose* another master; for we are always free to do this. But let us keep our eyes fixed upon Christ, and He will preserve us. Looking unto Jesus, we are safe. Nothing can pluck us out of His hand. In
Another favorite statement of mine that your question reminded me of is this one from The Ministry of Healing, p. 182:
Nothing is apparently more helpless, yet really more invincible, than the soul that feels its nothingness and relies wholly on the merits of the Saviour. By prayer, by the study of His word, by faith in His abiding presence, the weakest of human beings may live in contact with the living Christ, and He will hold them by a hand that will never let go.
I searched for the phrase "no never" and found this one, from the devotional book "That I May Know Him, p. 266:
Sabbath, Feb. 15, 1896. The Lord is good and merciful. I want my gratitude offering constantly ascending to God. I long to have a deeper sense of His goodness and of His changeless love. I long daily for the waters of life. . . . I must continually have my strength in God. My dependence must not waver. No human agency must come between my soul and my God. The Lord is our only hope. In Him I trust, and He will *never, no never,* fail me. He hath hitherto helped me when under great discouragement. . . .
Finally, your question reminded me of this statement from Mrs. White about the Bible, found in Selected Messages Book 1, p. 18:
Brethren, cling to your Bible, as it reads, and stop your criticisms in regard to its validity, and obey the Word, and not one of you will be lost.
I hope these statements may be useful to you. Let me know if I can be of further service. Thank you for writing, and God bless!
William Fagal, Director
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