Running on empty? Is your spiritual life less than optimal? Does it seem like a drag to read God’s word or pray? Read today’s devotion and be uplifted, encouraged, and energized.
The never-failing Fountain of blessing!
(“Every Day!” Author unknown, 1872)
“He gives us more grace!” James 4:6
Come, then, my soul, to Him–as an empty vessel to be filled. A supply is waiting for you in Christ Jesus. “It has pleased the Father that in Him should all fullness dwell.” He is the never-failing Fountain of blessing! Out of His fullness, you may receive grace upon grace. Whatever you need–come to God in Christ for it.
Is your faith weak? He can strengthen it.
Is your hope dull? He can enliven it.
Is your love cold? He can warm it.
Is your patience failing? He can sustain it.
Is your zeal languishing? He can invigorate it.
And observe, the Lord gives not only a new supply of grace, but He also gives it in a larger measure: “He gives more grace!” He came not only that we might have life–but that we might have it “more abundantly.”
Come, then, to Him with enlarged desires.
He can fill you with joy and peace in believing.
He can enable you to bear much fruit to the glory of the Father.
He can bless you, and make you a blessing to many.
O Lord, enlarge my desires, raise my expectations, and help me to receive, not only constant supplies of grace–but increased supplies out of Your fullness! For You give “more grace!”
“Open your mouth wide–and He will fill it!” Psalm 81:10
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Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001