‘In all your ways acknowledge Him’ (Proverbs 3:6)
Dear friends, we are the Lord’s, the creatures of His power, the purchase of His blood, the subjects of His grace. He has set His love upon us, employed His wisdom for us, and is deeply interested in all that concerns us.
Everything we do should be done with a view to His glory; and in everything, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, we should let our requests be made known to Him. Everything should be mentioned at His throne; His presence, His direction, and His blessing, should be sought in reference to every circumstance of our lives.
Our misery can never exceed His mercy, or our applications at His throne find His ear preoccupied. He is our Father, and as such ought to be consulted; He is our God, and ought to be honoured. We should ask of Him, and ask with the whole heart; for the person who withdraws their heart in asking, will find God withdraws His hand in giving.
Acknowledging God in all things will produce a steady peace of mind; preserve us from many temptations; and strengthen our faith in Him. The person who always acknowledges God will find that God always acknowledges them.
Stretch o’er my head Thy guardian wings,
Secure my soul, O King of Kings!
My shield and refuge be:
Thy grace and mercy, Lord, display,
Through Christ the Life, the Truth, the Way,
That I may come to Thee!
THE DAILY REMEMBRANCER by James Smith (1802-1862)
‘May I be prepared for every trial, and for every duty. May I be drawn near to God, and be kept near to God; O to live in sweet fellowship with the Father of mercies! O to be more useful this year, than any preceding one. I long to be instrumental in bringing sinners to repentance, and in glorifying my gracious God’.