What can I render to You O Lord! I will exalt Your Name and shout Alleluia, what shall render to You O Lord! Great is Your Faithfullness, morning by morning new mercies I see. All that I needed Thy Hands have provide. Great is Thy Faithfulness Lord unto me. Father, we honor You, we glorify Your Holy Name!
Heavenly Father, we come to say thank You for all You have done for us all through the month of August. Thank You again and again for Your lovingkindness towards us. Thank You Father.
Beloved, haven’t God been so Wonderful to you and your household? Hasn’t He been faithful and loving towards you? Therefore, rejoice and be glad in Him for nothing is too great for Him to do. In Him is no impossibility. His Word cannot fail and His promises concerning you must find fulfillment in your life if you hold on to Him. Even on this last day, your long awaited miracles will drop on your palm in Jesus Name. Amen!
Don’t be weary, don’t be tried, never give up. Just keep on believing, keep on trusting, abiding in Him you will never be disappointed. He will always be on Time except where He is not the One leading you on. The grace to understand what the plans of the Lord is concerning us Lord grant understand us in Jesus Name.
Let us be thankful to our God, Whose plans towards us is for good and not for evil. Our earnest expectation in Him cannot be cut short.
“The earnest of our inheritance.” Ephesians 1:14
Oh! what enlightenment, what joys, what consolation, what delight of heart is experienced by that man who has learned to feed on Jesus, and on Jesus alone. Yet the realization which we have of Christ’s preciousness is, in this life, imperfect at the best. As an old writer says, “‘Tis but a taste!”
We have tasted “that the Lord is gracious,” but we do not yet know how good and gracious He is, although what we know of His sweetness makes us long for more. We have enjoyed the firstfruits of the Spirit, and they have set us hungering and thirsting for the fulness of the heavenly vintage.
We groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption. Here we are like Israel in the wilderness, who had but one cluster from Eshcol, there we shall be in the vineyard. Here we see the manna falling small, like coriander seed, but there shall we eat the bread of heaven and the old corn of the kingdom.
We are but beginners now in spiritual education; for although we have learned the first letters of the alphabet, we cannot read words yet, much less can we put sentences together; but as one says, “He that has been in heaven but five minutes, knows more than the general assembly of divines on earth.” We have many ungratified desires at present, but soon every wish shall be satisfied; and all our powers shall find the sweetest employment in that eternal world of joy.
O Christian, antedate heaven for a few years. Within a very little time thou shalt be rid of all thy trials and thy troubles. Thine eyes now suffused with tears shall weep no longer. Thou shalt gaze in ineffable rapture upon the splendour of Him who sits upon the throne. Nay, more, upon His throne shalt thou sit. The triumph of His glory shall be shared by thee; His crown, His joy, His paradise, these shall be thine, and thou shalt be co-heir with Him who is the heir of all things.
This is God’s plan for you, why going back to your Egypt, why going back to your renounce:
“And now what hast thou to do in the way of Egypt, to drink the waters of Sihor?” Jeremiah 2:18
By sundry miracles, by divers mercies, by strange deliverances Jehovah had proved Himself to be worthy of Israel’s trust. Yet they broke down the hedges with which God had enclosed them as a sacred garden; they forsook their own true and living God, and followed after false gods.
Constantly did the Lord reprove them for this infatuation, and our text contains one instance of God’s expostulating with them, “What hast thou to do in the way of Egypt, to drink the waters of the muddy river?”—for so it may be translated. “Why dost thou wander afar and leave thine own cool stream from Lebanon? Why dost thou forsake Jerusalem to turn aside to Noph and to Tahapanes?
Why art thou so strangely set on mischief, that thou canst not be content with the good and healthful, but wouldst follow after that which is evil and deceitful?” Is there not here a word of expostulation and warning to the Christian? O true believer, called by grace and washed in the precious blood of Jesus, thou hast tasted of better drink than the muddy river of this world’s pleasure can give thee; thou hast had fellowship with Christ; thou hast obtained the joy of seeing Jesus, and leaning thine head upon His bosom.
Do the trifles, the songs, the honours, the merriment of this earth content thee after that? Hast thou eaten the bread of angels, and canst thou live on husks? Good Rutherford once said, “I have tasted of Christ’s own manna, and it hath put my mouth out of taste for the brown bread of this world’s joys.”
Methinks it should be so with thee. If thou art wandering after the waters of Egypt, O return quickly to the one living fountain: the waters of Sihor may be sweet to the Egyptians, but they will prove only bitterness to thee. What hast thou to do with them? Jesus asks thee this question this day—what wilt thou answer Him?
Beloved, as we round off this month, let us be grateful to God and be hopeful in Him for the future. Don’t forget your package for the month might still come today, so go through this day with full expectations. Until is over; is not over.
May God give you understanding in Jesus Name.
Remain blessed in the Lord.