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Yet in solitude, when the body is withdrawn and the mind no longer captive to din, I sit in reflection at the Lord's feet.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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