Isaiah 41:9

I am reading my way through "Morning and Evening" by Charles Spurgeon for daily devotions and loving it. The man is just plain brilliant! Most days I read both the morning and evening selection in the morning....and I usually have to re-read it 3 or 4 times in order to digest it all. The man can say a lot in just 2 paragraphs! :) I've also heard tell that he was known for preaching 3 hour sermons back in the day! My brain would've bled from information overload! ha!

Anyway, I found today's evening devotion particularly great and thought I'd share...
"...the Lord calls us not only his servants, but his chosen ones - 'I have chosen thee.' We have not chosen Him first, but He hath chosen us. If we be God's servants, we were not always so; to sovereign grace the change must be ascribed. The eye of sovereignty singled us out, and the voice of unchanging grace declared, 'I have loved the with an everlasting love.' Long ere time began or space was created God had written upon His heart the names of His elect people, had predestined them to be conformed unto the image of His Son, and ordained them heirs of all the fullness of His love, His grace, and His glory. What comfort is here! Has the Lord loved us so long, and will He yet cast us away? He knew how stiffnecked we should be, He understood that our hearts were evil, and yet He made the choice. Ah! our Saviour is no fickle lover. He doth not feel enchanted for awhile with some gleams of beauty from His church's eye, and then afterwards cast her off because of her unfaithfulness. Nay, He married her in old eternity; and it is written of Jehovah, 'He hateth putting away.' The eternal choice is a bond upon our gratitude and upon His faithfulness which neither can disown."

P.S. You know how when you've been reading someone's blog and admiring them for a particular reason {like the fact that they're crafty or they homeschool or whatever} and then suddenly you find out something else about them that makes you like them even more? That's how I feel about Lindsey after she posted this. :)


Pajama Dren said...

Thank you for posting this. I love you!

Sunny said...

I have his book too and boy is it hard to get through! I even have the revised version and it takes a lot of effort to understand what he's saying. :)

Jamie said...

Hi Cheri!

I tried to respond to your question, but your settings have you as a "no reply" blogger. If you change your settings people will be able to respond to your comments via email... here is a great tutorial http://www.mandipidy.com/2010/09/noreply-commentbloggercom-how-to-change.html

I designed an 11 x 14 image with all the words in Adobe Illustrator and had it printed as an 11 x 14 photo. So it's just one photo you adhere to the front of the canvas :)


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