December 21, 2008

Morning Coffee Time

"Let our confidence be uniform. In all thy ways acknowledge him. Take one step at a time, every step under divine warrant and direction; every plan for yourself in simple dependence on God.

It is nothing less than self-idolatry to conceive that we can carry on even the ordinary matters of the day without his counsel. He loves to be consulted. Therefore take all thy difficulties to be resolved by Him.

Be in the habit of going to Him in the first place—before self-will, self-pleasing, self-wisdom, human friends, convenience, expediency. Before any of these have been consulted, go to God at once.

Consider no circumstances too clear to need his direction. In all thy ways, small as well as great; in all thy concerns, personal or relative, temporal or eternal, let Him be supreme."

Charles Bridges (1794–1869), from A Commentary on Proverbs (Banner of Truth, 1846/1968) pp. 24–25.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

1 comment:

FCB said...

Well that is a power packed piece.
"Consider no circumstance too clear to need His direction."
That thought stuck out for me, how easy it is to take "LIFE" for granted. My father, at 41, died in his sleep of a heart attack. We don't know what lies ahead but all things need His direction.
Good stuff,
Fred