Smiles Of God
blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it. Prov.
can do us real good without the blessing of God. What God blesses is blessed.
Therefore “a little that a righteous man hath is better that the riches
of many wicked.” Ps. 37:16. The little with the blessing of God is more
efficient, and it will extend farther. The grace of God will make a little
go a great ways. When we devote ourselves to the affairs of the kingdom of
God, He will mind our affairs.”
Lord has given us precious blessings in the simple flowers of the field, in
the fragrance so grateful to our senses. He has tinted every flower with beauty;
for He is the great Master Artist. He who has created the beautiful things
in nature will do far greater things for the soul. God is a lover of the beautiful,
and He would adorn our characters with His own rich graces. He would have
our words as fragrant as the flowers of the field. He has given us blessings
in daily provision for our physical needs. The very bread we are has upon
it the image and superscription of the cross.
only are truly blessed whose chief concern is to secure those blessings which
will nourish the soul and endure forever. Our Saviour says to us, “Seek
ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall
be added unto you.” Matt. 6:33. God has a care for us, even to bestow
His temporal blessings upon us. Our earthly good is not beneath the notice
of our heavenly Father. He knoweth that we have need of these things. . .
. When God smiles upon our efforts it is worth more than any earthly income.
sweet our daily comforts prove
they are seasoned with His love.”
deliverance, every blessing, that God in the past has granted to His people,
should be kept fresh in memory’s hall as a sure pledge of further and
richer, increasing blessings that He will bestow.
is no limit to the blessings that it is our privilege to receive.
Devotional: Our Father Cares, pp. 101, 102.