Sunday, January 17, 2016

The mistake of Christians is in not praying over little things.  "The hairs of your head are all numbered."  Consult God about everything.  Expect His counsel, His guidance, His care, His provision, His deliverance, His blessing, in everything.  Does not the expression, "Our daily bread," mean just this?  Can there be any true life of faith that does not include this?  Whatever will serve to help God's children to a better understanding of the blessed privileges of prayer, and prove to them the reality of God's answering prayer in the cares, trials and troubles of daily life, will approve itself to all thoughtful minds as a blessing to them and an honor to God.
                                                                                                                            D. W. Whittle


Often God's children are driven to the throne of grace by some desperate need of help and definite supply of an absolute want, and, as they cry to God and plead their case with tears before him, he so manifests his presence to them and so fills them with a consciousness of his love and power, that the burden is gone and without the want being supplied that drove them to God, they rejoice in God himself and care not for the deprivation.  This was Paul's experience when he went thus to God about the thorn, and came away without the specific relief he had prayed for, but with such a blessing as a result of his drawing near to God, that he little cared whether the thorn remained or not—or, rather, rejoiced that it was not removed; that it might be used to keep him near to God, whose love so filled his soul.
                                                                                                                                  D. W. Whittle

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