Tuesday, September 26, 2006

God's Minute

September 26

If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?--Matthew 7:11

O GOD, our Father, Thou art always the same today, yesterday and forever. But we are different, and our ways are doubtful; and we know not what a day may bring forth. Guide us today as those who will surely miss the path except Thou go before and show the way. O Lord, deal gently with our wandering lives. Save us when we fall. We will need Thee every hour to make our progress swift, and sweet and sure toward the Father's House.

As day is added unto day may we add to our strength diligence and faith also, and patience, and self-control, and kindness and a love which never faileth. Help us to be wiser today because of yesterday's failures, stronger by reason of any deffeat which came to afflict us. Make us forgiving since there is much for which we need forgiveness. May we this day do nothing hurtful to one another or shameful to our calling as believers in the Lord.

We thank Thee that Thou art so willing to be our Helper--waiting to be welcomed to our homes and wanting to be trusted in our hearts. O that we were as eager to be saved by Thee as Thou art to save us!

Make this, then, a good day for us, living through its tasks, as we shall wish we had, when the day is done, for Christ's sake.

Amen.

J. Henry Harms, D.D.,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Thou art always the same today, yesterday and forever.

God is immutable--unchanging

Hebrews 13:8
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Numbers 23:19
God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind.
Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?

James 1:17
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

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