Tuesday, August 01, 2006

God's Minute

August First

Save with Thy right hand and hear me.--Psalm 60:5

THE All-Wise and Ever-Living Father: We have been called to the consciousness of another day. The sunshine and the flowers and the singing of the birds summon us to worship at Thy footstool. Thou hast place us in a beautiful world where we are refreshed by the songs of the winged messengers and the fragrance of flowers. "The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament showeth forth Thy handiwork." We come, with all our shortcomings and unworthiness. We have sinned against much light, and deserve to be cast from Thy presence, but thank Thee for Thy love and longsuffering toward us. Help us to realize that religion is not a mere cloak that may be worn and laid aside at will. Grant that we may be spared the idle wasting of God's time, but that we may engage in worthy enterprise, with an eye single to Thy glory. Have mercy, O Lord, upon those who are rejecting Thy Word, and may the Christ find a place in their hearts and lives, may they come to know Him as their personal Saviour. Let Thy truth, like a sharp two-edged sword, cut its way home to the inner nature, and arouse the slumbering conscience and stir the will to action. Grant Thy forgiveness for our transgressions. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ, Who rules and reigns forevermore.

Amen.

Rev. John H. Ross,
Cincinnati, Ohio

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