I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles. Isaiah 42:6.
The soul that is yielded to Christ, becomes His own fortress, which He holds in a revolted world, and He intends that no authority shall be known in it but His own. A soul thus kept in possession by the heavenly agencies, is impregnable to the assaults of Satan.—The Desire of Ages, 324.
Live in contact with the living Christ, and He will hold you firmly by a hand that will never let go. Know and believe the love that God has to us, and you are secure; that love is a fortress impregnable to all the delusions and assaults of Satan. “The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.”—Thoughts from the Mount of Blessing, 119.
Nothing is apparently more helpless, yet really more invincible, than the soul that feels its nothingness, and relies wholly on the merits of the Saviour. By prayer, by the study of His Word, by faith in His abiding presence, the weakest of human beings may live in contact with the living Christ, and He will hold them by a hand that will never let go…. Those whom Christ has forgiven most will love Him most. These are they who in the final day will stand nearest to His throne.—The Ministry of Healing, 182.
The angels of glory find their joy in giving,—giving love and tireless watchcare to souls that are fallen and unholy. Heavenly beings woo the hearts of men; they bring to this dark world light from the courts above; by gentle and patient ministry they move upon the human spirit, to bring the lost into a fellowship with Christ which is even closer than they themselves can know.—The Desire of Ages, 21.
With God at Dawn p. 323
—-Prayer request for my neighbor Robyn who is had surgery the 16th she injured her knee pretty bad. several weeks ago. M
—-Please pray for our family. I’m a nurse and have been taking care of COVID patients off and on for the past year and a half. In all that time, I’ve never tested positive. I do routine testing because of the facilities I work at. I’m a travel nurse. Anyway, I tested positive this time. My symptoms are fairly mild at this point and I’m praying they stay this way. I just have a sneeze and maybe the beginnings of an irritated throat (though that’s been ongoing for some time due to allergies). I’m more concerned about not passing this on to my family as we live in a small house and there are not too many places I can hide to quarantine from them. I will wear a N95 mask when they are around. Please, please pray that God will keep this at bay and it is manageable at home. Cora
—-Please keep Maya and her mom in prayers. Maya is having a 24 hour EEG. She’s been having soem new neurological symptoms and they really need to get to the bottom of it. The other tests they have done were all after mucus plug incidents, so we are hoping they can get some baseline accurate readings. Jenny is really nervous as she is used to having her parents to support her (listen to her concerns, be a sounding board, be a shoulder to cry on, etc.) and now that they are resting, this will be the first time she goes through this without their support. Prayers for peace and some answers. They think Maya may be having absence seizures as she has these staring spells. Since she’s wired a bit differently with her medical conditions, it could be several things, and maybe not something bad. But any new symptoms always require some investigation. Jennifer
Some years ago, the toilet in the front bathroom where we used to live had been giving signs of needing repairs. We bought the needed parts fully intending on fixing it before it got any worse, however, we put off fixing it right away. Things were really busy for us right then, so fixing that “little problem” got put at the bottom of our “to do right away” list. One night a few weeks later, about bedtime, our “little problem” needed immediate attention. Water suddenly began spurting out of the back of the toilet like a geyser “washing” our walls and flooding the floor. It was totally out of control! Until Ron was able to get the water turned off and the needed repairs made, it was a very exciting few minutes at our house.
How often we neglect our spiritual life like we had neglected that minor repair. How many times the things of this world get our attention and before we know it, days or weeks have passed before we open the Word of God. We don’t consciously intend on neglecting God’s Word, we just get too busy with the affairs of life. How our forgetfulness must break the Heart of God, for He loves us with an everlasting love. Jer 31:3
There will be some who put off accepting Jesus until it is too late. They will think back on all the missed opportunities, all the time they wasted on the non-essential, all the times they said as did Felix when he said to Paul, “Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.” Acts 24:25 That convenient time never came for him, and a more convenient time will not come for us. We must not neglect the needed preparation for eternity. “Choose you this day whom ye will serve.” Josh 24:15 “Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.” 2 Cor 6:2
May we never be like the foolish virgins, who, although they believed in and were looking for the Bridegroom to come, neglected the extra oil they needed to keep their lamps burning. (Matt 25:1-13) May we never say those dreadful words, “the harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.” Jer 8:20 “Wherefore the rather, brethren, [may we] give diligence to make [our] calling and election sure: for if [we] do these things, [we] shall never fall: For so an entrance shall be ministered unto [us] abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.” 2 Peter 1:10, 11