Friday, February 29, 2008

Always With Us

A most wonderful devotional by Charles Spurgeon ~

Matthew 28:20
Lo, I am with you alway.

The Lord Jesus is in the midst of His church; He walketh among the golden candlesticks; His promise is, "Lo, I am with you alway." He is as surely with us now as He was with the disciples at the lake, when they saw coals of fire, and fish laid thereon and bread. Not carnally, but still in real truth, Jesus is with us. And a blessed truth it is, for where Jesus is, love becomes inflamed. Of all the things in the world that can set the heart burning, there is nothing like the presence of Jesus! A glimpse of Him so overcomes us, that we are ready to say, "Turn away Thine eyes from me, for they have overcome me." Even the smell of the aloes, and the myrrh, and the cassia, which drop from His perfumed garments, causes the sick and the faint to grow strong. Let there be but a moment's leaning of the head upon that gracious bosom, and a reception of His divine love into our poor cold hearts, and we are cold no longer, but glow like seraphs, equal to every labour, and capable of every suffering. If we know that Jesus is with us, every power will be developed, and every grace will be strengthened, and we shall cast ourselves into the Lord's service with heart, and soul, and strength; therefore is the presence of Christ to be desired above all things. His presence will be most realized by those who are most like Him. If you desire to see Christ, you must grow in conformity to Him. Bring yourself, by the power of the Spirit, into union with Christ's desires, and motives, and plans of action, and you are likely to be favoured with His company. Remember His presence may be had. His promise is as true as ever. He delights to be with us. If He doth not come, it is because we hinder Him by our indifference. He will reveal Himself to our earnest prayers, and graciously suffer Himself to be detained by our entreaties, and by our tears, for these are the golden chains which bind Jesus to His people.

11 comments:

Nancy said...

That is a really good devotion, I like anything Spurgeon writes.

Cathy said...

Thank you, Nancy, I try to choose outstanding ones.

Mimi said...

Cathy,
this devotional makes us realize that if we want to be like Jesus...then we must bring ourselves, by the power of the spirit, into a union with Christs desires
thank you for this post...
Mimi

Cathy said...

You're welcome Mimi. Yes, and I love the beautiful words that our earnest prayers, entreaties and tears are the golden chains that bind Jesus to His people.

Betty said...

Cathy,
Very inspiring....Our God is an awesome God.....

Thank you for visiting with me and the Potter boys....Betty

We are very happy to have Marion and John coming to visit......

Cathy said...

I'm glad it blessed you too, Betty.

Maxine said...

Spurgeon never fails us--always points us to Christ.

Cathy said...

Amen, Maxine, that's why I love his devotionals.

Adrienne said...

Cathy -
This is a wonderful Spurgeon devotion. I love his writings. You could probably tell from my Sunday post.

Thank you for visiting my blog and for leaving your sweet comments. I LOVE the words to the song you wrote. I wish I could hear the melody. Isn't it amazing how God gives us songs in the night when we need them most?

I'll be back again soon to see what you have to share.
~Adrienne~

Cathy said...

Thank you, Adrienne, I am working on another post, but can't get it to work in IE. I think I had better stick to my late night publishing. lol

Thank you for the comments about my song. I'm not even sure the line - He knows your every need is right - could have been -He hears your every call. I need to find that little song. It has 2 or 3 verses -mainly about healing.

Thanks for your visit.

m+a+rty said...

That meant so much to me. Confirmed the very sentiments I've felt in prayer. Truly Christ wants us to trust Him wiyh our lives.