Today's Promise : A Daily Devotional
May 19, 2013
"Lord, I am overflowing with Your blessings, just as You promised" (Psalm 119:65).
As the father of Dr. Harry Ironside, famous Christian leader, pastor and author, lay dying, he seemed to have a recurring view of the descending sheet which Peter saw in a vision.
"A great sheet and wild beasts," he mumbled, over and over, and...and...and."
The next words would not come, so he would start over again.
"John," a friend whispered to him, "it says, 'creeping things.'"
"Oh, yes," the dying man said, "that's how I got in - just a poor, good-for-nothing creeping thing. But I got in, saved by grace."
And considering the fact that each one of us, in ourselves, outside the Lord Jesus Christ, is but a poor creeping thing saved by grace, we must marvel anew as we overflow with His blessings.
What an exalted place we can have Children of God, heirs of God, joint heirs with Christ, indwelt by His Holy Spirit, we are recipients of eternal life, given supernatural, abundant life as we yield ourselves to Him.
God has dealt well with each one of His children. He has given us work to do - to serve Him is to reign. He has given us provision. He has given us encouragement. He has given us many tokens of the pay we shall receive at the end of life's journey. He has dealt with us according to His Word.
Even the testings and trials are for a divine purpose: to conform us to His image; to make us more Christlike. Truly, we are on the winning side; how important it is that we tell men and women, boys and girls, around us each day, that they too can be on the winning side.
Bible Reading: Psalm 119:66-72
TODAY'S ACTION POINT: I will make a special effort to count my blessings today, and in deep gratitude share the good news of the gospel with others.