Break Forth into Singing!

26 Jul

“Ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit.”    Romans 8:23

“But the first fruits were not the harvest, and the works of the Spirit in us at this moment, are not the consummation – the perfection is yet to come. We must not boast that we have attained, and so reckon the wave-sheaf to be all the produce of the year: we must hunger and thirst after righteousness, and pant for the day of full redemption. Dear reader, this day open your heart wide, and God will fill it. Groan within yourself for higher degrees of consecration, and your Lord will grant them to you, for He is able to do exceeding abundantly above what we ask, or even think.

Though we have brought forth some fruit unto Christ, and have a joyful hope that we are “plants of his own right hand planting,” yet there are times when we feel very barren. Prayer is lifeless, love is cold, faith is weak, each grace in the garden of our ehart languishes and droops. We are like flowers in the hot sun, requiring the refreshing shower. In such a condition what are we to do? “Sing, O barren…break forth into singing” (Isa. 54:1). Sing, beliver, for it will cheer your heart, and the hearts of other desolate ones. Sing on, for now that God makes you unsatisfied to be without fruit He will soon cover you with clusters.

– taken from C.H. Spurgeon’s Day by Day

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3 Responses to “Break Forth into Singing!”

  1. A Heart of Praise July 28, 2008 at 10:33 pm #

    Hello Sara,
    I just thought I would let you know that I’ve tagged you for a “book meme” on my blog. If you don’t want to do it that fine but I thought I would just let you know! 🙂 Blessings to you!!

    ~Emily 🙂

  2. kaysie July 29, 2008 at 2:29 pm #

    That was such a blessing to me today! Thanks! 🙂

  3. Jennifer July 31, 2008 at 2:28 pm #

    That is a very thought provoking devotion! How often to I really hunger and thirst after righteousness? I’m afraid I don’t like I should.

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