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Saturday, January 21, 2012

My Utmost For His Highest : "Recall What God Remembers"


January 21, 2012


I remember ... the kindness of thy youth.

Jeremiah 2:2

Am I as spontaneously kind to God as I used to be, or am I only
expecting God to be kind to me? Am I full of the little things that
cheer His heart over me, or am I whimpering because things are going
hardly with me? There is no joy in the soul that has forgotten what
God prizes. It is a great thing to think that Jesus Christ has need
of me - "Give Me to drink." How much kindness have I shown Him this
past week? Have I been kind to His reputation in my life?

God is saying to His people - You are not in love with Me now, but I
remember the time when you were - "I remember...the love of thine
espousals." Am I as full of the extravagance of love to Jesus Christ
as I was in the beginning, when I went out of my way to prove my
devotion to Him? Does He find me recalling the time when I did not
care for anything but Himself? Am I there now, or have I become wise
over loving Him? Am I so in love with Him that I take no account of
where I go? or am I watching for the respect due to me; weighing how
much service I ought to give?

If, as I recall what God remembers about me, I find He is not what He
used to be to me, let it produce shame and humiliation, because that
shame will bring the godly sorrow that works repentance.

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