2 Corinthians 9:8
And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.
God, Who Gives Us Richly – CH Spurgeon
“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 bosom un-imparadised? His mercies are new every morning and fresh every evening. Who can know the number of His benefits, or recount the list of His bounties?
Every 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 towards Israel? How shall my soul extol Him who daily loadeth us with benefits, and who crowneth us with loving-kindness?
O that my praise could be as ceaseless as His bounty! O miserable tongue, how canst thou be silent? Wake up, I pray thee, lest I call thee no more my glory, but my shame. “Awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake right early.”
COVID-19 Crisis Prayer – Pastor Mike
Crisis Prayer Topic: A Prayer of the Afflicted
In Psalm 102, the psalmist is overwhelmed and pours out his complaint before the LORD. There is nothing irreverent in an honest expression of distress expressed to the LORD. He directs us to come to Him. He desires we cast our cares upon Him for He cares for us.
“Do not hide Your face from me in the day of my trouble; Incline Your ear to me; In the day that I call, answer me speedily.” Psalm 102: 2
Pray we would continually cry out and return to the LORD in prayer through our current crisis. Pray the pain and anxiety of this crisis will not silence our cry and will not be greater in our minds than the LORD’s power to heal them. Pray we would trust our enemies into the hand of the LORD and allow Him to deal justly with them.
Pray we would acknowledge our frailty before the LORD. That our hope and trust and dependence would be on Him alone. Pray we would be reminded that though we are but dust, the LORD endures forever.