TDR: 30 June (Psalm 119:94)

‘Save me, for I am yours’ (Psalm 119:94)

We profess to be the Lord’s. We are not our own. We do not belong to the world. We are no longer servants of sin. We are solely and entirely the Lord’s; having willingly given ourselves over into His hands, to be saved by His grace, devoted to His service, and employed for His glory.

We are His children by grace and adoption; His servants by voluntary engagement; His soldiers by public profession; and His spouse by affection and union. Being the Lord’s, we may expect His interventions on our behalf; and we should call on Him and plead with Him in all straits and difficulties. He will save and He will deliver us.

Therefore, let us lay our case before Him, and then ardently expect Him to glorify His grace in us. Let us walk worthy of God as His beloved children; and live under the impression that He will make all grace abound toward us, so that we, having sufficiency in all things, may abound in every good work.

His mercy is great unto the heavens, and His faithfulness unto the clouds; and He says: “SEEK ME, AND YOU SHALL LIVE”.

Jesus, my Saviour and my God,
Thou hast redeem’d me with Thy blood;
By ties both natural and divine,
I am, and ever will be Thine:
Save me from sin, and Satan’s power,
Guide me and guard me every hour.

THE DAILY REMEMBRANCER by James Smith (1802-1862)

Journal Jottings

‘This day I pass another milestone on my way to heaven. I read on it FORTY-ONE. But it does not tell me how many more I have to pass: but I see written on it the monitory words, “BE READY.” May I be ready to do and suffer all the will of God, and then be ready to go home with a light heart, a quick step, and a cheerful countenance.’