"Is there in your soul any desire towards
him? Come and welcome, sinner, come. Do you feel now that you must have Christ
or die? Come and have him, he is to be had for the asking. Has the Lord taught
you your need of Jesus? Ye thirsty ones, come and drink; ye hungry ones, come and
eat. Yea, this is the proclamation of the gospel to-day, 'The Spirit and the bride
say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come.
And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.' I do trust there
may be encouragement in this to some of you. I pray my Master make you feel it. If
he be angry with those who keep you back, then he must be willing to receive you,
glad to receive you; and if you come to him he will in no wise cast you out.
May the Lord add his blessing on these words for Jesus' sake. Amen."
Our Desire For Us All
"That the God of our LORD Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of His calling, and what the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the Saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of His power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of His Mighty Power, Which He wrought in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead, and set Him at His own right hand in the Heavenly Places, And hath raised us UP together, and made us sit together in Heavenly Places in Christ Jesus: That in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us through Christ Jesus"
(Ephesians 1:17-20; 2:6,7).
God First, Then Extras
"But seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you"
See how the Bible opens: "In the beginning God."
Let your life open in the same way. Seek with your whole soul, first and foremost,
the kingdom of God, as the place of your citizenship, and His righteousness as the
character of your life. As for the rest, it will come from the LORD Himself without
your being anxious concerning it. All that is needful for this life and godliness
"shall be added unto you."
What a promise this is! Food, raiment, home, and so forth, God undertakes to add to you while you seek Him. You mind His business, and He will mind yours. If you want paper and string, you get them given in when you buy more important goods; and just so all that we need of earthly things we shall have thrown in with the kingdom. He who is an heir of salvation shall not die of starvation; and he who clothes his soul with the righteousness of God cannot be left of the LORD with a naked body. Away with carping care. Set all your mind upon seeking the LORD. Covetousness is poverty, and anxiety is misery: trust in God is an estate, and likeness of God is a heavenly inheritance. LORD, I seek Thee; be found of me.
Excerpt taken from "Faith's Checkbook"
A Daily Devotional
by C. H. Spurgeon
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