Monday, June 4, 2007

Today's Goings on!

Well, so far today has been a good day! Spent some good time in the word earlier, finished Esther, spent some time in the Gym, meet with the Pastor and another staff member of Freedom Church and now get to spend some time in the Coffee Shop reading.
I don't know if you've ever read Esther, but it is an amazing book and yet it never mentions God in the whole book. His presence and sovereignty are all over it however. Accompanying my reading of Scripture has been Mark Dever's book The Message of the Old Testament: Promises Made. It has been great walking through the book with this helping along the way. Dever mentions a few quotes by Charles Spurgeon that were truly inspiring, I thought I would note them here!

"We frequently hear persons say of a pleasant or a great event, "what providence!" while they are silent as to anything which appears less important, or has an unpleasant savour. But, my brethren, the place of the gorse upon the heath is as fixed as the station of a king and the dust which is raised by a chariot-wheel is as surely steered by the providence as the planet in it's orbit. THere is as much providence in the creeping of an aphid upon a rose leaf as in the marching of an army to ravage a continent. Everything, the most minute as well as the most magnificent, is ordered by the Lord who has prepared his thrown in the heavens, whose kingdom ruleth over all!"

"It seems a very small matter wheather you or I shall sleep tonight or toss restlessly on our beds, but God will be in our rest or in our wakefulness; we know not what his purpose may be, but his hand will be in it, neither doth any man sleep or wake but according to the decree of the Lord."

That, friend, is comforting. For all things work together for good for those who are called according to his purpose! Rom 8:28.

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