As you end your work-week, has this one been a real struggle? Have you been wrestling or nestling? When we are totally submitted to Him, and are abiding in Him, some things just come naturally. Things, such as, gladness of heart, happiness, and the lack of pain and misery, in the spiritual sense. The following is from a lady who raised 19 children, and found the key to all of this in the presence of Jesus.
"He is so infinitely blessed, that every perception of His blissful presence imparts a vital gladness to the heart. Every degree of approach to Him is, in the same proportion, a degree of happiness. And I often think that were He always present to our mind, as we are present to Him, there would be no pain, nor sense of misery."
"There is a peace in my heart that the world never gave,
a peace it cannot take away.
Tho' the trails of life may surround like a cloud,
I've a peace that has come there to stay!
Constantly abiding, Jesus is mine.
Constantly abiding, rapture divine!
He never leaves me lonely; whispers, oh, so kind:
"I will never leave thee." Jesus is mine."
"Remain in Me, and I will remain in you." John 15:4a
God bless you today, and never forget that you are loved!!!
Henry D. is from Southern Indiana and writes these wonderful daily devotionals to encourage those at the Dogwood Community Church located in Paoli, Indiana. Henry has graciously agreed to share these wonderful devotionals here at Without Excuse Ministries to encourage you our valued guest!