Charles Spurgeon: Raised To His Standard

May 19

God is too good to be unkind and too wise to be mistaken. When we cannot trace His hand we must trust His heart ~ Charles Spurgeon

Has the Lord given up on me? It’s not a question of my lack of faith in Him. I just wonder if He’s finally lost all patience with me. I think that as long as I am serving other people, putting to death my flesh and – most importantly – constantly seeking Him, then… no. I do not believe that God is quite finished with me. At least… not yet.

At my lowest point, I will still lift up my voice and exalt the name of the most High. We always have the beautiful option of not merely recalling all that God has done for us but doing so in such a manner that is pleasing to God, personally. What is better to hear: my children tell me of their love or tell me with exuberance and affection? God’s nature demands perfection, that is His standard. God’s Grace hasn’t lowered that standard, God’s Grace raises us up to the place where we can finally attempt – over and over again – doing all that we can to meet Him at the place of His standard. God now comes out from underneath the covering of His perfection to witness and hear us climbing up with our praises of Him to be in His presence. Certainly I admit that… I could be wrong. But it I do believe that my praises are never wasted even in the midst of my struggles.

Peace, today. Sean G.

Today’s Scripture: Isaiah 25:1

O LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you; I will praise your name, for you have done wonderful things, plans formed of old, faithful and sure.


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