Devotion of the Day

A Tryst With God

And the Lord spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend.
Exodus 33:11

The men God has used most through the ages bear one common mark – at some time in their lives they came to a tryst with God, to a secret understanding with the Most High. They had a private meeting with the Eternal, a rendezvous with the Almighty. The Bible carries a series of such experiences, from Genesis to Revelation. The pages of church history abound with such records.

Such men come to God alone, like Jacob at Jabbok, Moses in Midian, John on Patmos. Eagles do no fly in droves. After waiting on God, these men mounted on wings as eagles.

“After he had seen the vision, immediately we endeavored to go” (Acts 16:10). The vision does not come to the crowd but to the individual. Moses met God, and then the people followed Moses. No man is prepared to meet the people until first he has met God. Our Lord Himself began a busy day in the desert alone at prayer.

Begin your life work, begin your day, with God.

Devotion of the Day

All Things are Yours

For all things are yours; whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours. And ye are Christ’s and Christ is God’s.
I Corinthians 3:21-23

Then take him for everything, salvation, strength, guidance, every need of the whole man. “Having nothing, and yet possessing all things” (II Cor. 6:10) – blessed paradox! I bring Him my nothingness and take His Allness. “Nothing in my hand I bring, simply to Thy cross I cling.” From nothing to everything!

And there is power to do. “I can do all things through Christ which strengthened me” (Phil. 4:13). For God is able to make all grace abound toward me, that I always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work (II Cor. 9:8).

I am not just to enjoy all this for myself. All things are mine except myself. I am not my own, I am bought with a price; therefore I ought to glorify God in my body and in my spirit, which are God’s (I Cor. 6:19, 20).

Move out of Nothing into Everything! It is all in Christ and it is all for you. And you are then not a depository but a dispenser. “Freely ye have received, freely give.”