Goodnight

My dear Blogger friends. Another day went by and I m thinking if I should call it a day. I slept late this morning, my little Tiny the puppy still, allowed me to sleep very late. I woke up this morning to a pair of gentle brown eyes, omg the puppy was checking me out, lol. I am truly starting to live this super hyper baby that brings laughter into many days as he chases airplanes and birds.
This mut they call designer dog is a quick learner as well.
Well, thank you for making today my best “,like” days. I am grateful that other Bloggers find the time to read my posts. Is all for Jesus and His Grace. May you all be blessed ,
Thank you,
Later,

Pat.

Day By Day By Grace

September 13
More on David Confessing the Lord as His God
For my iniquities have gone over my head; Like a heavy burden they are too heavy for me . . . I am troubled, I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long . . . in You, O LORD, I hope; You will hear, O Lord my God . . . Do not forsake me, O LORD; O my God, be not far from me! (Psa_38:4, Psa_38:6, Psa_38:15 and Psa_38:21)
When the battles raged with pain and cruelty, David drew upon God’s grace by humbly confessing the Lord as his God. “I hear the slander of many; Fear is on every side . . . But as for me . . . I say, ‘You are my God’ ” (Psa_31:13-14). Then David added, “My times are in Your hand” (Psa_31:15). He knew that all of his times were in the hand of his sovereign God. David demonstrated this comprehensive dependence upon the Lord in all types of situations (not only during the agonizing betrayals that he faced).
When David experienced times of personal sin and failure, he turned to the Lord, his God. “For my iniquities have gone over my head; Like a heavy burden they are too heavy for me.” The guilt of David’s sins overwhelmed him like mighty flood waters and crushed him like a massive weight. “I am troubled, I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long.” This left David distressed, greatly pressed down, and continually grieving. Thus, with a broken and humble repentance, he confessed the Lord as his God. “In You, O LORD, I hope; You will hear, O Lord my God . . . Do not forsake me, O LORD; O my God, be not far from me! “
In other times, David confessed the Lord as his God. When he was sick and near to death, he turned to the Lord, confessing Him as his God. “O LORD my God, I cried out to You, And You have healed me. O LORD, You have brought my soul up from the grave; You have kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit” (Psa_30:2-3). When David was humbly aware of his lack of innate goodness, he also confessed the Lord as his remedy. “Preserve me, O God, for in You I put my trust. O my soul, you have said to the LORD, ‘You are my Lord, my goodness is nothing apart from You’ ” (Psa_16:1-2). On the other hand, when David was joyously abounding in the goodness of the Lord, he also confessed the Lord as his God. “Many, O LORD my God, are Your wonderful works which You have done; And Your thoughts which are toward us cannot be recounted to You in order” (Psa_40:5).
Dear Lord, You are my God as well! Yet, I know that in many situations, I have not confessed You as my God. Lord, teach me to confess You as my God in every circumstance—when I have sinned, when I am sick, when I am abased, when I am abounding. Wherever I am, whatever comes my way, may I see You as my God, lovingly and powerfully handling my times, in Jesus name, Amen.

Our Daily Walk

September 13
FISHERS OF MEN
“Jesus saw two brethren, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. And He saith unto them, Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” — Mat_4:18-19.
IT IS thus that Christ adapts Himself to the understanding and the heart. He caught these fishermen with bait suited to them. Notice the undoubting certainty of His promise to make these two brothers fishers of men, casting their drag-net not into the waters of the sea of Galilee, but into the great ocean of humanity. How impossible it would have been to convince Peter then that within four years he would make the great haul of three thousand souls (Act_2:41). We never know what awaits us when we leave all to follow in obedience to the Master’s Call!
“Follow Me!” Our Lord is always making this challenge (Joh_21:19-22). It means bearing the cross, but we must be willing to follow Christ until, like Him, we fall into the ground and die—die to our own ambitions, our love of power and influence, our own strength and gifts, that we may make way for God to work through us. We must learn not to obtrude ourselves, but to lie hidden. The first, the second, and the third condition of successful fishing is to be hidden from sight. The best line and bait for catching men are those where the human element is out of sight, and our one aim is to serve Christ’s purpose, and to glorify Him.
There must be a leaving of our nets and boats, and even those who are nearest and dearest (Mat_4:20-23). It must have been something of a wrench for these brothers to leave their nets and fishing to follow Christ. But the attraction of His Personality prevailed. There is no difficulty in persuading men to surrender the lower and inferior article, if you can unfold to them the immense value of the Pearl of great price. Then they will gladly sell all that they have to buy it.
PRAYER
Jesus calls us: by Thy mercies,
Saviour, make us hear Thy call.
Give our hearts to Thine obedience,
Serve and love Thee best of all. AMEN.