TDR: ‘Look unto me’ (Isaiah 45:22)

Turns to me and be saved,
all you ends of the earth;
for I am God, and there is no other.
Isaiah 45:22

A new year’s morning opens up for us, and we are still exposed to sorrow, Satan, and disappointment; sin still lives in us; and a thousand things are ready to distress us; but our God says, “LOOK UNTO ME.”

Look unto me TODAY. I have blessings to bestow. I am waiting to be gracious. I am your Father in Jesus. Believe that I am deeply interested in your present and eternal welfare; that all I have promised, I will perform; that I am with you, purposely to bless you. I cannot be unconcerned about anything that affects you; and I pledge myself to make all things work together for your good. You have looked to self, to others, in time past; but you have only met with trouble and disappointment: now look unto me ALONE, to me FOR ALL.

Our helper, God! We bless thy name,

Whose love forever is the same;

The tokens of thy gracious care

Open, and crown, and close the year.

Daily Remembrancer by James Smith

Journal Jottings

‘I determined to be a BIBLE CHRISTIAN. I therefore read my Bible daily, and meditated on what I read continually, praying that I may ever live under its influence. I besought the Lord to give me a spirit of discernment, a sanctified memory, and a devoted heart, that so I may shew forth the praises of him who has called me out of darkness into his marvellous light, and had given me an inheritance among all them that are sanctified, by faith in Jesus Christ.’