Saturday, 6 February 2021

Strong to Meet the Day


I was meditating on this anonymous quote. It comes from that great E. Stanley Jones devotional, Abundant Living (p.239). While there are no doubt many great devotionals out there, this has to be one of my favourites.

Every morning, lean thine arm awhile upon the window-sill of Heaven. Not that I have done this perfectly, for I haven’t, but an early morning daily devotional routine is something that I strongly believe in. Before the sun rises to meet the day, before the rest of the house stirs, a quiet time.

And gaze upon thy Lord. A quiet time in the Scriptures and in prayer, meditating on the things of God, is something that my heart craves. There is a hymn that says, “More about Jesus would I know, More of His grace to others show, More of His saving fullness see, More of His love who died for me.” Yes, I want more of my Lord.

Then, with that vision in thy heart, Turn strong to meet the day. It is a fact of my life, that when I do not have that quiet time, my day is often all out of sorts. With the quiet time, I am much more likely to have the strength I need to meet my day. “Each day has enough trouble of its own,” said Jesus (Mt.6:34). It only makes sense to find the strength we need to meet that trouble. I know of no better way.

I wrote another related little piece you may be interested in called The Quiet PlaceYou can find it here.

Peace and Blessings, friend; God is good. 😊

Photo Source: I took this picture early one morning as I was leaving home. The semi-clouded full moon and the silhouette of my neighbour’s house caught my interest and further reminded me of the hand of my God. 

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