11.14.2017

Morning - Noon - and Night.

I love that our God created men and women with the wonderful ability to pull solid truths from Scripture and arrange them into beautiful writings of poetry, quotes, and songs.
The truths do not change - just the delivery.
And for me, the more I hear the same truths repeated using different modalities, the more they sink in, and the better I remember.

This is one of those quotes!
It floated into my inbox several weeks ago and I was immediately encouraged and challenged by its content. I shared it with a few sisters in Christ, and it has been a topic of conversation more than once when we are discussing our walk with the Lord and our desire to seek Him in ALL things at ALL times.

In this season of Thanksgiving, I am thankful for godly men and women who have penned their thoughts, convictions, and how the Lord comforts and sustains them so we might be inspired to press on in our own personal walk with the Savior.

May this quote encourage your heart today!

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"But I call to God, and the LORD saves me. Evening, morning and noon I cry out in distress - and He hears my voice!" Psalm 55:16-17

The well-taught Christian carries everything to God - and in so doing, obtains relief, enjoys peace, and grows in grace.
For all that we need - we should call upon God.
And from all that we fear - we should flee unto God.
At the close of every day, it is our mercy to call upon the Lord.
We must make confession of sin - and obtain pardon.
We must carry to Him our burdens - and obtain relief.
We must tell Him our needs - and obtain a supply.

Oh, how precious it is to go to the Lord at the close of each day, and tell Him all that has . . .
vexed us,
grieved us,
cast us down, or
disquieted our spirits!

And how blessed to go to Him each morning, and seek grace to live holily and happily through the day!

Nor is it less blessed to have a few minutes with God at noon - breaking, as it were, the day in two, and keeping short accounts with God.

O for a spirit of habitual prayer, that at evening, and at morning, and at noon we may pray, and cry aloud to God!

If we were more with the Lord in prayer, we would have . . .
more strength to carry our crosses,
more patience to bear our troubles,
and more comfort amidst life's sorrows.

(James Smith, 1859)

Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.
Psalm 62:8

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