Do everything in love. 1 Corinthians 16:14
“When we give our hearts with our alms, we give well, but we must often plead to a failure in this respect. Not so our Master and our Lord. His favours are always performed with the love of His heart. He does not send to us the cold meat and the broken pieces from the table of His luxury, but he dips our morsel in His own dish, and seasons our provisions with the spices of His fragrant affections. When He puts the golden tokens of His grace into our palms, He accompanies the gift with such a warm pressure of our hand, that the manner of His giving is as precious as the boon itself. He will come into our houses upon His errands of kindness, and He will not act as some austere visitors do in the poor man’s cottage, but He sits by our side, not despising our poverty, nor blaming our weakness.”
Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892) in Morning and Evening: Daily Readings (Grand Rapids, MI: CCEL) morning reading for 20 May. I hope you like the new header photo shot from Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park.
It’s hard to describe the blessing God has supplied to the GTP team by His grace. We are staying in a Colorado cabin that has private sleeping quarters for each of us, a perfect room in which to have our meetings, and unfathomable mountain beauty surrounding us. The best part, a generous couple is letting us eat at their table, from their own dishes, with them in their mountain getaway.
Perhaps you can think of a time when you have felt similarly and graciously blessed? God, in His providence, supplied something for you with love. He included “errands of kindness” that ministered especially to you and your needs. Remember how that made you feel loved. Rather than “plead to a failure” now go and do likewise. Bless someone generously.Read more