The Sum of Yesterday
This fundamental temptation is pervasive - to believe our Lord is disinterested, unresponsive or has silently done nothing; He has not intervened in the mud and malaise of my life. This temptation easily blooms inside a man.
Yet in solitude, when the body is withdrawn and the mind no longer captive to din, I sit in reflection at the Lord's feet. I sum up my yesterdays. He reminds me the day still comes that contains fresh air as sure as the sun rises; that this new air has blown my way before.
King David summed up his yesterdays in Psalm 18, he gazed within and pondered his past. He wrote:
He reached down from on high and took hold of me;
He drew me out of deep waters. V16
He brought me out into a spacious place;
He rescued me because he delighted in me. V19
You, Lord, keep my lamp burning;
my God turns my darkness into light. V28
Be at rest O' my soul for the Lord has been good to you. (Psalm 116:7)
What is inside a man's soul is only ever what matters. Men need the plain truths of Jesus, the spirit of Jesus dwelling within - anything else makes lies a refuge and sin simple.
Today's Soul Snippet:
'Whoever strives to withdraw from obedience withdraws from grace'. ~ Thomas a' Kempis
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