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We have a new key ring around here, if you know what I mean...... • • “Yes, I truly have reason to bless the Lord for abundant supplies; His treasury has been wide open to me, His riches have constantly outweighed my necessities. He has multiplied His mercies above all my desires.” -Susannah Spurgeon
“I am afflicted and in pain; let Your salvation, O God, set me on high! I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify Him with thanksgiving. This will please the Lord more than an ox or a bull with horns and hoofs. When the humble see it they will be glad; you who seek God, let your hearts revive. For the Lord hears the needy and does not despise His own people who are prisoners.“ -Psalm 69:29-33 That last verse holds more weight for me than it ever has. But, more than that, as I read this passage this morning, I realized how appropriate and applicable it is for the current landscape of our national state of emergency and the worldwide pandemic called the coronavirus. So many words have been spilled on this topic and I don’t presume to add any additional wisdom to those of medical professionals, trusted church leaders, or those with greater insight than I into what is going on. I don’t know any of that. What I do know is that which I am compelled (and commanded) to say. So here I stand (sit), joining my voice with thousands of others by proclaiming what we pray and believe is more pleasing to the Lord than a sacrifice of ox or bulls, and that is this: God has not left the throne. He has not and will not ever abdicate. He faithfully remains in sovereign control over every molecule in this universe. Therefore, we have every reason to praise our God with a song and magnify Him with thanksgiving. We should let our hearts revive by commanding them to bless the Lord and forget not all His benefits (Psalm 103) because He hears the needy (spoiler: that’s us all the time, not just in a global crisis). He does not despise his people who are prisoners—whether imprisoned in a jail cell or in isolation or by physical ailments wracking their body. He does not despise His own people. Period. End of story. Christ’s blood is too precious for God to waste by despising those purchased and covered by it. Therefore: “Let heaven and earth praise Him, the seas and everything that moves in them.” -Psalm 69:34 No caveats. No conditions. He is worthy.

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Monday Morning Munch No. 81 – Come Swimming With Me

Written March 19th, 2014

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The last few hours I have been swimming around in this massive and glorious pool called God’s Love and I hope this morning you will join me. I pray that as you go through your day today that you take special notice and delight in God’s love and all the ways He demonstrates it toward you. As our lives speed up and our schedules get crowded with more and more responsibilities, it’s so easy for our minds and hearts to get cluttered and bogged down with things that have no eternal significance and we can lose sight of the most stunning reality: God loves us. God loves you. Personally. Deeply. Whole heartily. 

This is a common truth, but don’t brush it off. Let it sink into your bones and every cell of your heart. The holy and righteous Creator of the universe loves you

 “…I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore, I have continued to extend faithful love to you.” -Jeremiah 31:3

This morning I read Spurgeon’s “Evening” from last night’s Morning and Evening and it was like water for my dehydrated heart! 

“As the Father hath loved me, so I have loved you.” -John 15:9

 What is this divine method of love?

 God loved the son:

Without beginning.
Without any change.
Without any end.
Without any measure.

(And He loves you the same.)

 There is much food here for those who know how to digest it. May the Holy Ghost lead us into its marrow and fatness.

-Charles Spurgeon

 So come on into the waters of God’s Love, it’s the perfect temperature for a swim.

2 comments on “Monday Morning Munch No. 81 – Come Swimming With Me

  1. This is so beautiful Sophie. Thank you so much for the encouraging reminder!! I love it!

  2. Michael Snow says:

    Amen. Spurgeon certainly swam in that pool. And he helps us swim in deep water if we follow our Lord as he did. http://spurgeonwarquotes.wordpress.com/

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