Morning, April 27, edited from Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening
“God, our God, blesses us.” — Psalm 67:6
It is strange how little use we make of the spiritual blessings which God gives us, but it is stranger still how little use we make of God himself. Though he is “our own God,” we offer ourselves only a little to him, and ask only a little of him. How seldom do we ask counsel at the hands of the Lord! How often do we go about our business, without seeking his guidance! In our troubles how constantly do we strive to bear our burdens ourselves, instead of casting them on the Lord, that he may sustain us! This is not because we may not, for the Lord seems to say, “I am yours, soul, come and make use of me as you will; you may freely come to my store, and the more often the more welcome.” It is our own fault if we do not freely join in the riches of our God. Then, since you have such a friend, and he invites you, draw from him daily. Never feel want while you have a God to go to; never fear or faint while you have God to help you; go to your treasure and take whatever you need—there is all that you can want. Learn the divine skill of making God all things to you. He can supply you with all, or, better still, he can instead be to you all. Let me urge you, then, to make use of your God. Make use of him in prayer. Go to him often, because he is your God. O, will you fail to use so great a privilege? Fly to him, tell him all your wants. Use him constantly by faith at all times. If some dark circumstance has beclouded you, use your God as a “sun;” if some strong enemy has beset you, find in Jehovah a “shield,” for he is a sun and shield to his people. If you have lost your way in the mazes of life, use him as a “guide,” for he will direct you. Whatever you are, and wherever you are, remember God is just what you wanted, and just where you wanted, and that he can do all you want.