In The Lord
My meditation of him shall be sweet: I
will be glad in the Lord . Ps. 104:34.
Rest yourself wholly in the hands of Jesus.
Contemplate His great love, and while you meditate upon His self-denial, His
infinite sacrifice made in our behalf in order that we should believe in Him,
your heart will be filled with holy joy, calm peace, and indescribable love.
As we talk of Jesus, as we call upon Him in prayer, our confidence that He
is our personal, loving Saviour will strengthen, and His character will appear
more and more lovely. . . . We may enjoy rich feasts of love, and as we fully
believe that we are His by adoption, we may have a foretaste of heaven. Wait
upon the Lord in faith. The Lord draws out the soul in prayer, and gives us
to feel His precious love. We have a nearness to Him, and can hold sweet communion
with Him. We obtain distinct views of His tenderness and compassion, and our
hearts are broken and melted with contemplation of the love that is given
to us. We feel indeed an abiding Christ in the soul. . . . Our peace is like
a river, wave after wave of glory rolls into the heart, and indeed we sup
with Jesus and He with us. We have a realizing sense of the love of God, and
we rest in His love. No language can describe it, it is beyond knowledge.
We are one with Christ, our life is hid with Christ in God. We have the assurance
that when He who is our life shall appear, then shall we also appear with
Him in glory. With strong confidence, we can call God our Father. Whether
we live or die, we are the Lord’s. His Spirit makes us like Jesus Christ
in temper, and disposition, and we represent Christ to others. When Christ
is abiding in the soul the fact cannot be hid; for He is like a well of water
springing up into everlasting life. We can but represent the likeness of Christ
in our character, and our words, our deportment, produces in others a deep,
abiding, increasing love for Jesus, and we make manifest . . . that we are
conformed to the image of Jesus Christ.
Devotional: Our Father Cares, p. 36, 37.