• “How very narrow is the gate that leads to a life in God! (Mt 7:14) How little one must be to pass through it, it being nothing else but death to self! But when we have passed through it, what enlargement do we find! David said, ‘He brought me forth also in a large place’ (Ps. 18:19). And it was through humiliation and abasement that he was brought there.” – from Madame Guyon’s autobiography Ch. 22

October 28 – Daily Strength for Daily Needs

_I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end_.–JER. xxix. 11.

Thy thoughts are good, and Thou art kind, E’en when we think it not; How many an anxious, faithless mind Sits grieving o’er its lot, And frets, and pines by day and night, As God had lost it out of sight, And all its wants forgot.
P. GERHARDT.
You are never to complain of your birth, your training, your employments, your hardships; never to fancy that you could be something if only you had a different lot and sphere assigned you. God understands His own plan, and He knows what you want a great deal better than you do. The very things that you most deprecate, as fatal limitations or obstructions, are probably what you most want. What you call hindrances, obstacles, discouragements, are probably God’s opportunities. Bring down your soul, or, rather, bring it up to receive God’s will and do His work, in your lot, in your sphere, under your cloud of obscurity, against your temptations, and then you shall find that your condition is never opposed to your good, but really consistent with it.
H. BUSHNELL.

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A good man deals graciously and lends; He will guide his affairs with discretion. — Psalm 112:5 (NKJV)

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