Gracious God, we thank You for your guardians all through the week. We are grateful for Your presence in our life , family , office , and home. Hallowed be thy name!
Dear friend, were you blessed? Did the Holy Spirit speak to your heart concerning your relationship with God, the maker of heaven and earth? Is there any area of your life you need to work on, or maybe you didn’t ask. He encouraged us to ask in Jesus name and it shall be done unto us according.
We started this series with “The friends of God”, letting you know that God choose you and not you that chose Him. By His grace today, you will discover that His choice of you is permanent; is not like furniture or fashion that is trendy but He chose you so that He will constantly abides with you. Consider further:
“For the Lord will not forsake his people for his great name’s sake; because it hath pleased the Lord to make you his people.” 1Sam. 12:22
God’s choice of His people is the reason for His abiding by them, and not forsaking them. He chose them for His love, and He loves them for His choice. His own good pleasure is the source of their election, and His election is the reason for the continuance of His pleasure in them. It would dishonor His great name for Him to forsake them, since it would either show that He made an error in His choice, or that He was fickle in His love. God’s love has this glory, that it never changes, and this glory He will never tarnish.
By all the memories of the Lord’s former lovingkindnesses, let us rest assured that He will not forsake us. He, who has gone so far as to make us His people, will not undo the creation of His grace. He has not wrought such wonders for us that He might leave us after all.
His Son Jesus has died for us, and we may be sure that He has not died in vain. Can He forsake those for whom He shed His blood? Because He has hitherto taken pleasure in choosing and in saving us, it will be His pleasure still to bless us.
Our Lord Jesus is no changeable Lover. Having loved His own, He loves them to the end.
Does that gladden’s your heart dear reader, “He loves you to the end”. Is sad sometime to note that In spite of all that God did and is still doing for you and I, we do not love Him as much: we look at the dark side of life, we concentrate on what He has not done rather than giving Him thanks in spite of that. Come along let’s consider these together:
“The Lord hath done great things for us, whereof we are glad.” Psalm 126:3
Some Christians are sadly prone to look on the dark side of everything, and to dwell more upon what they have gone through than upon what God has done for them. Ask for their impression of the Christian life, and they will describe their continual conflicts, their deep afflictions, their sad adversities, and the sinfulness of their hearts, yet with scarcely any allusion to the mercy and help which God has vouchsafed them.
But a Christian whose soul is in a healthy state, will come forward joyously, and say, “I will speak, not about myself, but to the honour of my God. He hath brought me up out of an horrible pit, and out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings: and He hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God. The Lord hath done great things for me, whereof I am glad.” Such an abstract of experience as this is the very best that any child of God can present.
It is true that we endure trials, but it is just as true that we are delivered out of them. It is true that we have our corruptions, and mournfully do we know this, but it is quite as true that we have an all-sufficient Saviour, who overcomes these corruptions, and delivers us from their dominion.
In looking back, it would be wrong to deny that we have been in the Slough of Despond, and have crept along the Valley of Humiliation, but it would be equally wicked to forget that we have been through them safely and profitably; we have been through them safely and profitably; we have not remained in them, thanks to our Almighty Helper and Leader, who has brought us “out into a wealthy place.”
The deeper our troubles, the louder our thanks to God, who has led us through all, and preserved us until now. Our griefs cannot mar the melody of our praise, we reckon them to be the bass part of our life’s song, “He hath done great things for us, whereof we are glad.”
Am sure you feel good, ask question where you are in dark, we will be able to answer you by the help of the Holy Spirit.
Till next week,
Remain blessed in the Lord.