Blessed Abundantly!

18 Nov

I read this devotional by Charles Spurgeon today and was immensely blessed. I urge you to read it! It is such a wonderful reminder of how good God is to us, His children, and how much He loves to bestow good things to those who love Him!

“Who giveth us richly all things to enjoy.” 1 Timothy 6:17
Our Lord Jesus is ever giving and does not for a solitary instant withdraw His hand. As long as there is a vessel of grace not yet full to the brim, the oil shall not be stayed. He is a sun ever shining; He is manna always falling round the camp; He is a rock in the desert, ever sending out streams of life from His smitten side; the rain of His grace is always dropping; the river of His bounty is ever flowing, and the well-spring of His love is constantly overflowing.
As the King can never die, so His grace can never fail. Daily we pluck His fruit, and daily His branches bend down to our hand with a fresh store of mercy. There are seven feast-days in His weeks, and as many as are the days, so many are the banquets in His years. Who has ever returned from His door unblessed? Who has ever risen from His table unsatisfied, or from His presence unblessed? His mercies are new every morning and fresh ever evening. Who can know the number of His benefits, or recount the list of His bounties?
Every grain of sand which drops from the glass of time is but the tardy follower of a myriad of mercies. The wings of our hours are covered with the silver of His kindness, and with the yellow gold of His affection. The river of time bears from the mountains of eternity the golden sands of His favor. The countless stars are but as the standard-bearers of a more innumerable host of blessings. Who can count the dust of the benefits which He bestows on Jacob, or tell the number of the fourth part of His mercies toward Israel?

How shall my soul extol Him who daily loads me with benefits, and who crowns me with loving kindness? O that my praise could be as ceaseless as His bounty! O miserable tongue, how can you be silent? Wake up, I command you, lest I call you no more my glory, but my shame. “Awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake right early.”
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4 Responses to “Blessed Abundantly!”

  1. A HEART OF PRAISE November 18, 2007 at 4:16 am #

    Our Lord is so good! “O that my praise could be as ceaseless as His bounty!” Amen!
    Praise His name for His wonderful grace and mercy!!!

    Your blog is such an encouragement, thank you for sharing Sara!

    ~Emily 🙂

  2. Jennifer November 18, 2007 at 7:51 pm #

    Thank you Sara! I was starting to feel like God was not being fair with me, but I should know that our most wise God always knows what is best for us. He is always blessing us and giving us more than we ever deserve. How can we ever feel sorry for ourselves?

  3. Under Southern Skies November 20, 2007 at 12:59 pm #

    Amen! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Heather December 1, 2007 at 6:35 pm #

    Thank you for sharing such a beautiful devotional. Wonderful words ~ Amen!

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