Sunday, July 6, 2008

Voice of the Lord

Genesis 3:8
The voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day.


My soul, now that the cool of the day has come, retire awhile and hearken to the voice of thy God. He is always ready to speak with thee when thou art prepared to hear. If there be any slowness to commune it is not on His part, but altogether on thine own, for He stands at the door and knocks, and if His people will but open He rejoices to enter. But in what state is my heart, which is my Lord's garden? May I venture to hope that it is well trimmed and watered, and is bringing forth fruit fit for Him? If not, He will have much to reprove, but still I pray Him to come unto me, for nothing can so certainly bring my heart into a right condition as the presence of the Sun of Righteousness, who brings healing in His wings. Come, therefore, O Lord, my God, my soul invites Thee earnestly, and waits for Thee eagerly. Come to me, O Jesus, my well-beloved, and plant fresh flowers in my garden, such as I see blooming in such perfection in Thy matchless character! Come, O my Father, who art the Husbandman, and deal with me in Thy tenderness and prudence! Come, O Holy Spirit, and bedew my whole nature, as the herbs are now moistened with the evening dews. O that God would speak to me. Speak, Lord, for Thy servant heareth! O that He would walk with me; I am ready to give up my whole heart and mind to Him, and every other thought is hushed. I am only asking what He delights to give. I am sure that He will condescend to have fellowship with me, for He has given me His Holy Spirit to abide with me for ever. Sweet is the cool twilight, when every star seems like the eye of heaven, and the cool wind is as the breath of celestial love. My Father, my elder Brother, my sweet Comforter, speak now in lovingkindness, for Thou hast opened mine ear and I am not rebellious.

Devotional by Charles Spurgeon

6 comments:

Mimi said...

Beautiful devotional by Charles Spurgeon...
thank you Cathy for your devotionals. and for your beautiful flowers on your blog...such a peaceful place to rest...
Hope you had a wonderful 4th...
Mimi

Sharon said...

Enjoy Charles Spurgeon's words...they speak to the heart.

CIELO said...

What a pretty and inspirational blog you have. Thank you for making us a littler bit closer to God.... and thanks for stopping my my house in the roses/garden of month. So nice meeting you.

Cielo

Beverly said...

This was beautiful to read. I am always blessed by Spurgeon's words!! Hope you are doing well. Your blog looks beautiful!!

lady jane said...

Spurgeon ~ always excellent. :o)

Looks like the comments are turned off on your most recent post, so I'll post here. :o)

I listen to Christian Talk Radio for a few selections such as Charles Stanley, Focus on the Family and Greg Laurie. The Christian music channels I know about don't exactly match my preferences...they're more jumpy and wayyy too contemporary (but have their place). I prefer soft worship music. So, I put cd's in my little boombox and hum away.

Maxine said...

Thank God for Spurgeon!