Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Two Things

The more aware we are of two things the more we will grow as Christians. The more we think over two things the more our prayers shall flow easily. What are these two things? Listen to what Charles Simeon has to say:
By constantly meditating on the goodness of God and on our great deliverance from that punishment which our sins have deserved, we are brought to feel our vileness and utter unworthiness; and while we continue in this spirit of self-degradation, everything else will go on easily. We shall find ourselves advancing in our course; we shall feel the presence of God; we shall experience His love; we shall live in the enjoyment of His favour and in the hope of His glory. . . . You often feel that your prayers scarcely reach the ceiling; but, oh, get into this humble spirit by considering how good the Lord is, and how evil you all are, and then prayer will mount on wings of faith to heaven. The sigh, the groan of a broken heart, will soon go through the ceiling up to heaven, aye, into the very bosom of God.
We must never lose sight of two things: our sinfulness and God's grace towards us in Christ. We must never 'move on' from these things. Let us make it our daily habit to spend time letting these truths sink in deeply and greatly affect us.