THIRTY-FIRST DAY “I will hasten my Word to perform it.” Jer. 1:12.
Whilst He is pleased to sustain me, I am able, day by day, to pass on peacefully, and thus, by God’s help, even with my present measure of faith, if continued to me, should be enabled to bear up under other difficulties and trials; but I look for an increase of faith with every fresh difficulty through which the Lord is pleased to help me.
THIRTIETH DAY “They that fear Thee will be glad . . . because I have hoped in Thy Word.” Psalm 119:74.
We may have to wait upon the Lord, yea, even a long time; but at last He helps. It may seem as if the Lord had forgotten us, but at last He helps abundantly, and shows that only for the trial of our faith, both for our own benefit and the benefit of those who might hear of His dealings with us, has He allowed us to call so long upon Him.
TWENTY-NINTH DAY “I will perform My Word with thee.” I Kings 6:12.
Let God work for us when the hour of trial of our faith comes, and do not work a deliverance of our own. Wherever God has given faith, it is given, among other reasons, for the purpose of being tried. However weak our faith may be, God will try it; and as in every way, He leads on gently, gradually, patiently.
TWENTY-EIGHTH DAY “My meditation of Him shall be sweet.” Psalm 104:34.
Through reading of the Word of God, and especially through meditation on the Word of God, the believer becomes more and more acquainted with the nature and character of God, and thus sees what a kind, loving, and faithful Being He is; thus meditation on the Word of God will be one special means to strengthen our faith.
TWENTY-SEVENTH DAY “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved. Acts 16:31.
How may I know that I shall be saved? Notice here in particular (1) It matters not how great a sinner I am; (2) The promise is positive concerning my salvation, if I believe in the Lord Jesus; (3) I have only to believe in the Lord Jesus. If I trust in and depend upon the Lord Jesus for salvation, I shall have everlasting life.
TWENTY-SIXTH DAY “Thy testimonies also are my delight.” Psalm 119:24.
This evening I was walking in our little garden meditating on Hebrews 13:8. I was led to say to myself, Jesus in His love and power has hitherto supplied me with what I have needed, and He will provide me with what I may need for the future. A flow of joy came into my soul while realizing the unchangeableness of our adorable Lord.
TWENTY-FIFTH DAY “I have given unto them the words which Thou gavest.” John 17:8.
Be not discouraged if you have unconverted relatives. Perhaps very shortly the Lord may give you the desire of your heart, and answer your prayer for them; but in the meantime seek to commend the truth by manifesting towards them the meekness, gentleness, and kindness of the Lord Jesus Christ.
TWENTY-FOURTH DAY “Them that honour Me I will honour.” I Samuel 2:30.
I have not been in the smallest degree a loser in acting according to the dictates of my conscience, and as regards spiritual things the Lord has indeed dealt bountifully with me, and led me on in many respects, and moreover, has condescended to use me as an instrument in doing His work.
TWENTY-THIRD DAY “If thou . . . searchest as for hid treasures, then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord.” Proverbs 2:4.
The first thing I did after having asked the Lord’s blessing upon His precious Word, was to begin to meditate on the Word of God, searching, as it were, into every verse to get blessing out of it; not for the sake of the public ministry of the Word, but for the sake of obtaining food for my own soul.
TWENTY-SECOND DAY “We through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.” Rom. 15:4.
This morning Luke 7 came in the course of my reading before breakfast. While reading about the Centurion and the raising from the dead of the widow’s son at Nain, I lifted up my heart thus: “Lord Jesus, Thou hast the same power now. Thou canst provide me with means for Thy work in my hands. Be pleased to do so.”