Begin Your Day With God
Hudson Taylor: Do not have your concert first and tune your instruments afterward. Begin the day with God.
There are a multitude of reasons that we need to start the day with God. If we knew and saw all that He knows and sees it would probably frighten us to death. Some wonderful parts of God’s blessing to believers are those things that He has not permitted us to know and those things that He has not permitted to happen to us. He is just as loving in the things He withholds as in the things He provides.Deuteronomy 29:29 The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.
Deuteronomy 18:14b . . . as for thee, the LORD thy God hath not suffered thee so to do.
Frances Ridley Havergal: What a stepping stone! We give thanks, often with a tearful, doubtful voice, for our spiritual mercies positive; but what an almost infinite field there is for mercies negative! We cannot even imagine all that God has suffered us not do do, not to be. God even limits the evil we can do!Jeremiah 3:5 Will he reserve his anger for ever? will he keep it to the end? Behold, thou hast spoken and done evil things as thou couldest.
Job 14:5: Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months are with thee, thou hast appointed his bounds that he cannot pass;
Anonymous: We don’t need to figure everything out when we have someone smarter than us who has already figured everything out, knows what is best for us, is eager to reveal to us what we need to know and knows what things would harm us if we knew them.Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.