Friday, January 15, 2010

He has said.

Spurgeon's daily readings have been good recently. I could do with taking on board what he says. A summary of my recent favourite quotes are as follows:

"The iron did swim." - 2 Kings 6.6
"Contray to all expectation, the iron was made to mount from the depth of the stream and to swim; for things impossible with man are possible with God."

"Beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me." - Matthew 14:30
"There were but three words in the petition which Peter gasped out, but they were sufficient for his purpose. Not length but strength is desirable. A sense of need is a mighty teacher of brevity. If our prayers had less of the tail feathers of pride and more wing they would be all the better. Verbiage is to devotion as chaff to the wheat. Precious things lie in small compass, and all that is real in prayer in many a long address might have been uttered in a petition as that of Peter... When we can do nothing, Jesus can do all things; let us enlist His powerful aid upon our side, and all will be well."

"Do as Thou hast said." - 2 Samuel 7.25
"When a Christian grasps a promise, if he does not take it to God, he dishonours Him; but when he hastens to the throne of grace, and cries, 'Lord i have nothing to recommend me but this: "Thou hast said it" then His desire shall be granted."

And there is nothing i can bring to God as a reason why He should help me, except the fact that in His word He has said... 

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