Charles Spurgeon’s- A Walk With Christ In Attitude and Serving God

GOD IS A HIGH TOWER

 

“Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might.”
Ecclesiastes 9:10

“Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do,” refers to works that are possible. There are many things which our heart findeth to do which we never shall do. It is well it is in our heart; but if we would be eminently useful, we must not be content with forming schemes in our heart, and talking of them; we must practically carry out “whatsoever our hand findeth to do.” One good deed is more worth than a thousand brilliant theories. Let us not wait for large opportunities, or for a different kind of work, but do just the things we “find to do” day by day. We have no other time in which to live. The past is gone; the future has not arrived; we never shall have any time but time present. Then do not wait until your experience has ripened into maturity before you attempt to serve God. Endeavour now to bring forth fruit. Serve God now, but be careful as to the way in which you perform what you find to do–“do it with thy might.” Do it promptly; do not fritter away your life in thinking of what you intend to do to-morrow as if that could recompense for the idleness of today. No man ever served God by doing things to-morrow. If we honour Christ and are blessed, it is by the things which we do today. Whatever you do for Christ throw your whole soul into it. Do not give Christ a little slurred labour, done as a matter of course now and then; but when you do serve him, do it with heart, and soul, and strength.

But where is the might of a Christian? It is not in himself, for he is perfect weakness. His might lieth in the Lord of Hosts. Then let us seek his help; let us proceed with prayer and faith, and when we have done what our “hand findeth to do,” let us wait upon the Lord for his blessing. What we do thus will be well done, and will not fail in its effect.

Editor’s Notes:  In my weakness and the deluge of my boat being tossed to and fro in this moment of a storm: what do I see?  In me I see weaknesses, uncertainty, doubt, moments of anger, a dark cloud trying to hold of my life. In Christ I see:

My High Tower

Psalm 61:3  For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe.

Proverbs 18:10
The name of the LORD is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.

My Strength

Exodus 15:2
“The LORD is my strength and my defense ; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him,my father’s God, and I will exalt him

Psalm 18:32
It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.

Psalm 73:26
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

2 Corinthians 12:9
But I said, “I have labored in vain; I have spent my strength for nothing at all. Yet what is due me is in the LORD’s hand, and my reward is with my God

2 Corinthians 12:9
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me

My Hope

1 Timothy 6:17
Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.

Anger

Ephesians 4:26
“In your anger do not sin” : Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry,

Colossians 3:8
But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.

James 1:20
because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.

Dark Clouds/Tempation

Mark 14:38
Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

James 1:2
Trials and Temptations ] Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,

Matthew 6:13
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. ’

Prayer:  Thank you Father for not giving up on me.  Though I am weak, you are strong and my refuge is in you alone.  In my doubtful mind and uncertainty, you spoke to my spirit by your Holy Spirit and said:

Colossians 3:16
Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude iyour hearts.

In my anger you counseled me and reminded me:

Psalm 86:15
But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.

Thank you Father for your faithfulness and counsel of your Holy Spirit, Holy Word and the Love of Jesus Christ.

BE STILL AND WAIT UPON THE LORD

PHILIPPIANS 4:3

PHILIPPIANS 4:3

Psalm 46:10

New International Version (NIV)

10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

Proverbs 21:2

King James Version (KJV)
Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts.

Where do we find God’s presence?

Open for me the gates where the righteous enter; and I will go in and thank the Lord. Those gates lead to the presence of the Lord, and the godly enter there. I thank you for answering my prayer and saving me!

Psalm 118:19-21 NLT

The Lord is close to all who call on him, yes, to all who call on him sincerely.

Psalm 145:18 NLT

Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come fearlessly into God’s presence, assured of his glad welcome.

Ephesians 3:12 NLT
[Psalm 118] pictures a victorious yet battle-weary king at the helm of a throng of grateful people entering the gates of the temple to thank God for saving them. During those times, the temple represented God’s presence—the place where followers would go to pray to the Lord. Today, we enter into God’s presence in a car, at work, or in the aisles of a grocery store—wherever we take time to pray to him. We can be sure God hears our prayers and answers each one wherever and whenever they are uttered. And by doing so, he gives us even more reasons to pray.  Each moment we stop to pray to Father God, we are being still-and hopefully Hearing God [ Numbers 24:3-5  New International Version (NIV):

and he spoke his message:

“The prophecy of Balaam son of Beor,
    the prophecy of one whose eye sees clearly,
the prophecy of one who hears the words of God,
    who sees a vision from the Almighty,[a]
    who falls prostrate, and whose eyes are opened:

“How beautiful are your tents, Jacob,
    your dwelling places, Israel!]

Let us be still in His presence and hear what the Holy Spirit is saying to us about God’s desire for our lives.  Amen

“Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe,” Hebrews 12:28 NIV

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1 Peter 3:21
and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also—not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a clear conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ,

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