It’s ours to obey and God’s to provide
Every now and then I’ll dip into my copy of C.H. Spurgeon’s classic Morning and Evening. Whenever I do, I find something worth pondering. A few days ago I came across a tidbit I’m still turning over in my mind
Here it is, it’s the morning reading from December 19th.
It would bring a holy calm over your mind, dear friend, if you were always to remember this. It would so relieve your mind from anxiety, that you would be the better able to walk in patience, quiet, and cheerfulness as a Christian should. When a man is anxious he cannot pray with faith; when he is troubled about the world, he cannot serve his Master, his thoughts are serving himself. If you would “seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness,” all things would then be added unto you. You are meddling with Christ’s business, and neglecting your own when you fret about your lot and circumstances. You have been trying “providing” work and forgetting that it is yours to obey. Be wise and attend to the obeying, and let Christ manage the providing.
We’re to do the obeying, while our Lord handles the providing. . . now that’s worth remembering!