His Strength is Perfect

Daily Prayer (By Spurgeon)

God, You are ready to hear us, willing to listen to our cries. But, Lord, at the first, this great discovery caused us much pain, for we found in our hearts an enmity to You, a natural alienation; and we found that we had grieved You, that we had vexed Your Spirit by sin. We admire You all the more for this, for we would not care for a God who did not hate sin. Oh, with what reverence we fell at Your feet, even when we heard you speak in tones of thunder, and say, “The soul who sins shall die” (Ezekiel 18:20).
When Your grace had really made us to know You, Your justice, terrible as it was, had our submissive reverence. We felt that, if our souls were sent to hell, righteousness and justice would approve it well. O God, we remember how we lay at Your feet. Our thoughts were as a case of knives cutting our hearts; and then You came to us, and made known Your love. O blessed day in which you revealed Yourself dressed in the silken robes of love! Amen.

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Lovingkindness

“For your faithful love guides me, and I live by your truth.” (Psalm 26:3)

God’s faithful love is an object of memory and a ground of hope. A sense of mercy received sets a fair prospect before the faithful mind in its gloomiest condition, for it yields visions of mercies yet to come, visions not visionary but real. Dwell, dear reader, upon that celestial word lovingkindness. It has a heavenly savor. Is it not an unmatchable word, unexcelled, unrivalled? The goodness of the Lord to us should be before our eyes as a motive actuating our conduct; we are not under the bondage of the law, but we are under the sweet constraints of grace, which are far more mighty, although far more gentle. Men sin with the law before their eyes, but divine love when clearly seen, sanctifies the conversation. If we were not so forgetful of the way of mercy in which God walks towards us, we should be more careful to walk in the ways of obedience towards him.

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I have shared this poem before. ❤️

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I felt the need to share it again ❤️🙏🏻

“Give Me Thy Strength”

Give meThystrength for my day, Lord,
That whersoe’er I go,
There shall no danger daunt me
And I shall fear no foe;
So shall no task o’ercome me,
So shall no trial fret,
So shall I walk unwearied
The path where my feet are set;
So shall I find no burden
Greater than I can bear,
So shall I have a courage
Equal to all my care;
So shall no grief o’erwhelm me,
So shall no wave o’erflow;
Give me Thy strength for my day, Lord,
Cover my weakness so.”

~Written by Annie Johnson Flint~

❤️Psalm 118:14
The LORD is my strength and song, and is become my salvation.

❤️ 1 Peter 3:22
Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto…

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“God the Provider” ❤️🙏🏻🙌👑

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“God The Provider”

Who shall tell our untold need,
Deeply felt, though scarely known!
Who the hungering soul can feed,
Guard, and guide, but God alone?
Blessed promise! while we see
Earthly friends must powerless be,
Earthly fountains quickly dry:
God shall all your need supply.

He hath said it– so we know
Nothing less can we receive.
Oh that thankful love may glow
While we restfully believe–
Ask not how, but trust Him still;
Ask not when, but wait His will:
Simply on His word rely,
God shall all your need supply.

Through the whole of life’s long way,
Outward, inward need we trace;
Need arising day by day,
Patience, wisdom, strength, and grace.
Needing Jesus most of all,
Full of need, on Him we call;
Then how gracious His reply,
God shall all your need supply!

Great our need, but greater far
Is our Father’s loving power;
He…

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Prayer and Commentary by Spurgeon

Daily Prayer (By Spurgeon)
May we come away from doubting and fearing and hesitating, and may we believe. Oh, for the faith which trusts the bare promise of God! Let us not be asking for signs and wonders, and withholding faith because these are not given to us; but whatsoever we find in your Word, may we believe it to be sure truth, and hang our souls upon it.
Above all things, give us grace to trust in Jesus, in the full atonement made, and the utmost ransom paid. “He is all my salvation and all my desire” (2 Samuel 23:5), may we each one be able to say this of him, who “of God is made unto us wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption” (1 Corinthians 1:30).
Amen.
Verse of the day (Commentary by Spurgeon)
“You are blessed when they insult you and persecute you and falsely say every kind of evil against you because of me.” (Matthew 5:11) Persecution of the tongue is more common, but not less cruel than that of the hand. Slander is unscrupulous, and indulges in accusations of every kind: “every kind of evil” is a comprehensive phrase. No crime is too base to be laid at the door of the innocent; nor will the persecutor have any hesitation as to the vileness of the charge. The rule seems to be, “Throw plenty of mud, and some of it will stick.” Under this very grievous trial, good men are to be more than ordinarily happy. The honor of suffering with the prophets, for the Lord’s sake, is so great, that it may well reconcile us to all that it involves. Our joy and gladness are to exceed all ordinary bounds.

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Torrents of Love

He Hath Said

…his father saw him, and was moved with compassion, and ran, and fell upon his neck, and covered him with kisses. – Luke 15:20 (DBY)

In the Revised Version, if you will kindly look at the margin, you will find that the text there reads, “And kissed him much.” This is a very good translation of the Greek, which might bear the meaning, “Kissed him earnestly,” or “Kissed him eagerly,” or “Kissed him often.”…God never gives an expression of love without feeling it in His infinite heart. God will never give a Judas-kiss, and betray those whom He embraces. There is no hypocrisy with God; He never kisses those for whom He has no love. Oh, how God loves the sinner! You who repent, and come to Him, will discover how greatly He loves you. There is no measuring the love He bears towards you. He has loved you before…

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At Our Side and in Our Place

He Hath Said

Lo, I come. – Psalm 40:7

And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission. – Hebrews 9:22

You have been your own confidence. What you could feel, or do, or think, or resolve, had become the ground of your confidence; but now Jesus puts your self down, and He is Himself exalted. By working yourself to death, you cannot effect your own salvation. Lo, Jesus comes to save you. You cannot weave yourself a garment. Lo, He comes to clothe you from head to foot with His own seamless robe of righteousness. He annihilates self that He may fill all things.

Here is a glorious setting of Himself at our side and in our place...He puts His own name to our liabilities, and in effect, that He may meet them, He says, “Lo, I come.” Your debt of…

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See the Victories of the Cross

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A PRAYER FOR THE GRACE OF PERSEVERANCE

Our Joyous Rejoicing!

Eternal God, with whom is everlasting strength, You are able to keep us from falling and to perform the good work begun in us, till the day of Jesus Christ. But, Lord, You know how weak and changeable I am, how apt to shrink back or start aside after I have been hopefully set in the way toward heaven; and in what danger I still am of ruining myself, after all the great things You have done for me. O Lord of love, have pity on my infirmities and strengthen me in my weakness. Preserve me, blessed Guardian of Your people, who keeps the feet of Your saints; O preserve me from the danger of apostasy and put Your fear in my heart, that I may not depart from You. Make me so firmly Yours, that nothing which befalls me in the world may ever part You in my soul…

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The Lord’s Delights

He Hath Said

Then said He, Lo, I come to do Thy will, O God. – Hebrews 10:9

Our Lord delighted to carry out all the purposes and desires of the Most High God. He so delighted in the will of God that He came to do it, and to bear it, by the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. He also delighted in God. He took an intense delight in glorifying the Father. He came to reveal the Father, and make Him to be beloved of men. He did all things to please God. Moreover, He took a delight in us; and here, though the object of His love is less, the love itself is heightened by the conspicuous condescension. The Lord Jesus took a deep delight in His people, whose names were written on His heart, and graven on the…

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Poor and Yet Very Dear to Your Father

He Hath Said

…but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light. -Zecharih 14:7

No child of God can be very long without trouble of some kind or other, for sure it is that the road to heaven will always be rough…There is a pilgrimage, and a weary pilgrimage too, which must be taken before you can obtain entrance into those gates. Still, in all their trials, God’s people always find it true that at evening time it shall be light. Are you suffering from temporal troubles. You cannot expect to be without these. They are hard to bear. This, however, should cheer you, that God is as much engaged to succour and support you in your temporal, as He is in your spiritual, interests. Beloved, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Not a sparrow falls on the ground without your Father knowing it. Well…

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Sowing Tears

“Those who sow in tears will reap with shouts of joy.” (Psalm 126:5)

Present distress must not be viewed as if it would last forever: it is not the end, by any means, but only a means to the end. Sorrow is our sowing, rejoicing shall be our reaping. We must sow: we may have to sow in the wet weather of sorrow, but we shall reap, and reap in the bright summer season of joy. Let us keep to the work of this present sowing time, and find strength in the promise which is here so positively given us. Here is one of the Lord’s shalls and wills; it is freely given both to workers, waiters, and weepers, and they may rest assured that it will not fail: “in due season they shall reap.” ~ C.H. Spurgeon

Muzzle that dog of unbelief!

He Hath Said

“I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.” – Psalm 118:17

How very differently we view things at different times and in differing states of mind! Faith takes a bright and cheerful view of matters, and speaks very confidently, “I shall not die, but live.” When we are slack as to our trust in God, and give way to misgivings and doubts and fears, we sing in the minor key, and say, “I shall die. I shall never live through this trouble. I shall one day fall by the hand of the enemy; and that day is hastening on. Hope is failing me. Bad times are at the door. I shall not live through this crisis.” Thus our tongues show the condition of our inner man. We talk according to our frames and feelings, and would make others think that things are as we see…

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