Saturday, January 17, 2009


How often has providence convinced its observers, upon a sober recollection of the events of their lives, that if the Lord had left them to their own counsels they had as often been their own tormentors, if not executioners!
—John Flavel

We can be so distructive when we trust in our own understanding and attempt to accomplish something without the guidance of the Holy Spirit...

Let us consider and marvel that ever this great and blessed God should be so much concerned, as you have heard He is in all His providences, about such vile, despicable worms as we are! He does not need us, but is perfectly blessed and happy in Himself without us. We can add nothing to Him.
—John Flavel

He loved us first, He does not need us, nor do we deserve His love...but He does.

You may look upon some providences once and again, and see little or nothing in them, but look "seven times," that is, meditate often upon them, and you will see their increasing glory, like that increasing cloud (1 Kings 18:44).

When our needs are permitted to grow to an extremity, and all visible hopes fail, then to have relief given wonderfully enhances the price of such a mercy (Isa. 41:17-18).
—John Flavel

He is shaping us and molding us into His image, He is there brethern, look closely, remember, He will never forsake you. When it seems He is not there, He is.

Those circumstances, which to the dim eye of Jacob's faith wore a hue so somber, were at that very moment developing and perfecting the events which were to shed around the evening of his life the halo of a glorious and cloudless sunset. All things were working together for his good! And so, troubled soul, the "much tribulation" will soon be over, and as you enter the "kingdom of God" you shall then see, no longer "through a glass darkly" but in the unshadowed sunlight of the Divine presence, that "all things" did "work together" for your personal and eternal good.
—Arthur W. Pink

Finally remember It will all work out because God is in control and what ever happens, happens for a reason. May we glorify the Lord in all we do. Don't let the flesh lead your life, it will bring you nothing but torment.

There are no accidents in the life of the Christian. ROWLAND BINGHAM

We serve a gracious Master who knows how to overrule even our mistakes to His glory and our own advantage.

God often takes a course for accomplishing His purposes directly contrary to what our narrow views would prescribe. He brings a death upon our feelings, wishes and prospects when He is about to give us the desire of our hearts.
John Newton

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