Father, we blessed Your Holy Name, we reverence You, we exalt You, be magnified O! Lord above the heavens. Let glory, honour, be ascribe unto You forever.
You a Mighty God, the great IAM, You are our Healer; the great Physician, who can be likened You.
When you lift your eyes unto the hill, where does your help comes from? My help comes from the Lord Who made heaven and earth. Indeed God is my helper, I shall not be afraid, what can man do to me? What about you beloved? Can you confidently say, God is your helper?
We cannot go far without the support of heavenly Father, He is the one that made us not we ourselves. Looking up unto Him will never bring shame nor dishonor. No time is late to knock at the door, no security post or guide to hinder our access to Him.
If all these are possible beloved, in God, why don’t we rely on Him fully, come and see the benefit of this reliance on Him:
“For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and him that hath no helper.” Ps. 72:12
The needy cries; what else can he do? His cry is heard of God; what else need he do? Let the needy reader take to crying at once, for this will be his wisdom. Do not cry in the ears of friends, for even if they can help you it is only because the Lord enables them. The nearest way is to go straight to God, and let your cry come up before Him. Straightforward makes the best runner: run to the Lord, and not to secondary causes.
“Alas!” you cry, “I have no friend or helper.” So much the better; you can rely upon God in both capacities — as without supplies and without helpers. Make your double need your double plea. Even for temporal mercies you may wait upon God, for He careth for His children in these temporary concerns. As for spiritual necessities, which are the heaviest of all, the Lord will hear your cry, and will deliver you and supply you.
O poor friend, try your rich God. O helpless one, lean on His help. He has never failed me, and I am sure He will never fail you. Come as a beggar, and God will not refuse you help. Come with no plea but His grace. Jesus is King, will He let you perish of want? What! Did you forget this?
Continual faith was the only way to go; perseverance should be our way out. You cannot give what you don’t have. It will natural come within. Read more:
“For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 2Peter 1:8
If we desire to glorify our Lord by fruitfulness we must have certain things within us; for nothing can come out of us which is not first of all within us. We must begin with faith, which is the groundwork of all the virtues; and then diligently add to it virtue, knowledge, temperance, and patience. With these we must have godliness and brotherly love.
All these put together will most assuredly cause us to produce, as our life fruit, the clusters of usefulness, and we shall not be mere idle knowers, but real doers of the Word. These holy things must not only be in us, but abound, or we shall be barren. Fruit is the overflow of life, and we must be full before we can flow over.
We have noticed men of considerable parts and opportunities who have never succeeded in doing real good in the conversion of souls; and after close observation we have concluded that they lacked certain graces which are absolutely essential to fruit-bearing. For real usefulness, graces are better than gifts. As the man is, so is his work.
If we would do better we must be better. Let the text be a gentle hint to unfruitful professors, and to myself also.
Note this message because it leading us some where this month. Your fruitfulness with grace will be needed in fulfilling the great commission.
Remain blessed in the Lord.
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