for the one bringing forth in you both the desire and the effort – for the sake of his good pleasure – is God.—Phil 2:13 NET
A day with Jesus. Let us seek its plan and direction from Him. Let us take His highest thought and will for us in it. Let us look to Him for our desires, ideals, expectations in it. Then shall it bring to us exceeding abundantly above all that we can ask or think. Let Him be our Guide and Way. Let us not so much be thinking even of His plan and way as of Him as the Personal Guide of every moment, on whom we constantly depend to lead our every step.
Let Him also be the sufficiency and strength of all the day. Let us never forget the secret: “I can do all things through Christ who strengtheneth me”. Let us have Jesus Christ Himself in us to do the works, and let us every moment fall back on Him, both to will and do in us of His good pleasure. Let our holiness be “the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus”. Let our health be the “life of Jesus manifest in our mortal flesh”. Let our faith be the “faith of the Son of God who loved us”. Let our peace and joy be His peace and joy. And let our service be not our works, but the grace of Christ within us.
Days of Heaven Upon Earth - July 11
Public domain content taken from Days of Heaven by A.B. Simpson.