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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

My Utmost For His Highest : "Always Now"


June 26, 2012


We ... beseech you that ye receive not the grace of God
in vain.

2 Corinthians 6:1

The grace you had yesterday will not do for to-day. Grace is the
overflowing favour of God; you can always reckon it is there to draw
upon. "In much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in
distresses" - that is where the test for patience comes. Are you
failing the grace of God there? Are you saying - Oh, well, I won't
count this time? It is not a question of praying and asking God to
help you; it is taking the grace of God now. We make prayer the
preparation for work, it is never that in the Bible. Prayer is the
exercise of drawing on the grace of God. Don't say - I will endure
this until I can get away and pray. Pray now; draw on the grace of
God in the moment of need. Prayer is the most practical thing, it is
not the reflex action of devotion. Prayer is the last thing in which
we learn to draw on God's grace.

"In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours" - in all these
things manifest a drawing upon the grace of God that will make you a
marvel to yourself and to others. Draw now, not presently. The one
word in the spiritual vocabulary is Now. Let circumstances bring you
where they will, keep drawing on the grace of God in every
conceivable condition you may be in. One of the greatest proofs that
you are drawing on the grace of God is that you can be humiliated
without manifesting the slightest trace of anything but His grace.

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