The Infinite Fountain of Life
Soul Snack 12/13 ... The Infinite Fountain of Life
Robert Hall was wont to define domestic prayer as "that border which keeps the web of my life from unravelling." With equal appropriateness this beautiful remark will apply to morning religion. To begin the day with God is the great secret of walking through the day with God. What a privilege this the moment that "slumber's chain" is broken, and we wake to duty and toil- perchance to temptation and trial- to raise the soul to God, and seek to fill it at this Infinite Fountain of life, love, and bliss, with such thoughts, and feelings, and purposes as will exert a hallowing, soothing, and controlling influence upon the day!
Before the secular commences, to begin with the spiritual.
Before care insinuates, to preoccupy the mind with peace.
Before temptation assails, to fortify the heart with prayer.
Before sorrow beclouds, to irradiate the soul with Divine sunshine.
What a precious privilege all this!
A morning without God is the precursor of a uneasy, cloudy, and dark day. It is like a morning around whose eastern horizon thick vapors gather, veiling the ascending sun, and foreshadowing a day of storm. ~ #Octavius Winslow
"Prayer is the key to the morning and the bolt to the evening." ~ Anon
Today's Soul Snippet:
"The gospel is light but only the Holy Spirit can give sight." ~ A.W.Tozer
#Octavius Winslow (1808 -1878) was a leading and popular American preacher who was a contemporary of both Bishop J.C.Ryle and Charles Spurgeon.
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