Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Morning by Morning

If you were to ever ride in my car, you may be surprised to see a war-torn paperback in the pocket of my door. This little book has been chewed by a cockatiel and a squirrel; it has endured multiple coffee spills, three children, and weathered over 15 years of perusement. It stays in the car now. Every morning, before my workout, I pull it out of the pocket and read that day's devotional. And, after absorbing it for 15 years (off and on) I never get tired of the message, but continually find new gems within the pages.

This morning, Spurgeon's words seemed to resonate even more than ever, as he challenged my unthankfulness:

Morning by Morning (One-Minute Devotions)     "Some Christians are prone to look on the dark side of everything and to dwell more on what they have gone through than on what God has done for them. Ask them 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 with scarcely any allusion to the mercy and help which God has given them..."

     "...In looking back, it would be wrong to deny that we have had trials, but it would be equally wicked to forget that we have been through them safely and profitably. The deeper our troubles, the louder our thanks to God Who has led us through all and preserved us until now."

"The Lord hath done great things for us,
whereof we are glad." (Psalm 126:3)

Morning by Morning (One-Minute Devotions)

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