the Lord and his strength, seek his face continually. 1 Chron. 16:11.
just now is our opportunity to open the windows of the soul heavenward and to
close the windows earthward. Now is the time for every church member to say, I
will close my heart to everything that would hinder my communion with Christ;
I will open the windows of my soul heavenward that I may understand spiritual
need to talk with God in regard to their individual need of the Holy Spirit. The
Word of God must be their assurance. All heaven is inviting us to receive the
bright beams of the Sun of Righteousness into our lives. If we will talk faith
and hope and courage, our souls will be strengthened, and our hope and courage
and faith will increase. Let us seek this great gift of the Sun of Righteousness,
that it may shine forth in our lives to others. Let us seek the Lord that we may
learn how to work His works in the world. This will make us successful missionaries,
able to help others to a hopeful, courageous experience.
our service for the Master, let not the little things be overlooked. Every human
being has a life web to weave, and if the pattern is complete and perfected at
last, every thread of the pattern must be carefully and faithfully worked. The
grace of Christ will enable us to weave skillfully and well. Day by day we are
to put forth personal diligent effort to improve. Every day we are to use our
Christian intelligence in the work of strengthening the weak, and encouraging
the desponding. A great test is coming to every soul. Shall we not then work and
watch and pray and praise the Lord? This will give us a most precious experience.
Very much has been lost to many believers because they have neglected to seek
the Lord with earnestness and with a faith that will not be denied.
spoken and works performed in a simple, humble, encouraging way will inspire faith
in other hearts. The Lord is soon to come, and the natural heart must be daily
converted. We must learn to speak words in the meekness of Christ; our works and
our spirit must testify that we are serving the Lord.
Devotional: Our Father Cares, p. 229.