Wednesday, January 23, 2013

God's Healing Hand

"Now the evening before the man arrived, the hand of the Lord was on me, and he opened my mouth before the man came to me in the morning. So my mouth was opened and I was no longer silent."
- Ezekiel 33:22 -

The hand of the Lord may strengthen the soul.

The hand of the Lord may lift the spirit upward towards eternal things.

A sense of the divine presence and indwelling can bring the soul towards heaven.

At such times we are full to the brim with spiritual joy.

We may forget the cares and sorrows of earth.

We need the healing hand of the Lord.

Our graces languish, our corruptions rage, our faith is weak, our devotion is cold.

We need God's healing hand laid upon us.

God's glorious right hand can recreate our mind.

His unwearied hand can sustain our spirit.

His loving hand can cherish us.

His mighty hand can subdue our sins.

Come, let us pray to Him.

Let us feel God's hand that can help us.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Wait On The Lord

“Be silent before me, you islands!
Let the nations renew their strength!
Let them come forward and speak;
let us meet together at the place of judgment.
- Isaiah 41:1 -

All things on earth need to be renewed.

No created thing can continue by itself.

Even the trees must drink of the rain of heaven and suck from the hidden treasures of the soil.

The life of men must be sustained with constant renewal from God.

It is necessary to repair the waste of the body by frequent meal.

It is also necessary to repair the waste of the soul by feeding upon the Word of God.

How depressed it is to hear and know that some saints are living without the diligent use of the Word of God and secret prayer!

Without constant restoration, we are not ready for the perpetual assaults of hell, worldliness, and the strifes from within.

Let us draw near to the footstool of divine mercy in humble entreaty.

Let us wait on the Lord.

They that wait on the Lord shall renew their strength.

Monday, January 14, 2013

The Lord Will Guide You Always

The Lord will guide you always;
he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
and will strengthen your frame.
You will be like a well-watered garden,
like a spring whose waters never fail.
- Isaiah 58:11 -

"The Lord will guide you always."

God has not left the Christian believers in their earthly pilgrimage to an angel's guidance.

He Himself leads them.

We may not see the cloudy, fiery pillar, but God will never forsake us.

God's promise is better than men's oaths.

"The Lord will guide you always."

We are to hear the guiding voice of the Great Shepherd continually.

Whatever our circumstances, the Lord will guide us continually.

We have infallible wisdom to direct us, immutable love to comfort us, and eternal power to defend us.

Mark the word -- "The Lord will guide you always."

Friday, January 11, 2013

God Is Here

The day is yours, and yours also the night;
you established the sun and moon.
- Psalm 74:16 -

The Lord does not abdicate His throne when the sun goes down, nor does He leave the world during the long winter nights.

This is very sweet indeed.

The nights of affliction are under the arrangement and control of the Lord of Love. So are the bright summer days when all is bliss.

The Lord Jesus Christ is in the tempest.

From the first watch of the night to the break of day, the Lord God observes His saints for their highest good.

Gloomy seasons of religious indifference and social sin are not exempted from the divine purpose.

When the altars of truth are defiled, and the ways of God forsaken, the Lord's servants weep with bitter sorrow. But they may not despair, for the darkest eras are governed by the Lord, and shall come to their end at His bidding.

What may seem defeat to us may be victory to Him.

Since the Lord Himself is here, we must not fear.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

How God Has Clothed Us

I clothed you with an embroidered dress and put sandals of fine leather on you. I dressed you in fine linen and covered you with costly garments. - Ezekiel 16:10 -

See how the Lord has clothed us.

See His matchless generosity.

See His unrivaled embroidered work.

See His work in our salvation.

See His work in the righteousness of the saints.

Justification is the theme of admiration in eternity.

See all this elaboration, mingled with usefulness and durability.

The righteousness by grace through faith endures forever.

We are clothed in pure white.

We are clothed in the royal apparel which is delicate and rich as silk.

No expense is spared.

No beauty withheld.

Oh! See how the Lord God has clothed us.

Let us express our gratitude and joy to Him.