Saturday, June 23, 2007

My Life's Purpose

This evening, while thumbing through an old Bible that my parents gave me for Christmas in 1984, I came across this quote by C. H. Spurgeon. I had written it on one of the inside blank cover pages, probably shortly after I graduated from college. It comes from the Feb 15 AM reading in Morning and Evening in regard to 2 Peter 3:18, " Him be glory both now and forever."

“Lord, help me to glorify thee; I am poor, help me to glorify thee by contentment; I am sick, help me to give thee honour by patience; I have talents, help me to extol thee by spending them for thee; I have time, Lord, help me to redeem it, that I may serve thee; I have a heart to feel, Lord, let that heart feel no love but thine, and glow with no flame but affection for thee; I have a head to think, Lord, help me to think of thee and for thee; thou hast put me in this world for something, Lord, show me what that is, and help me to work out my life-purpose: I cannot do much, but as the widow put in her two mites, which were all her living, so, Lord, I cast my time and eternity too into thy treasury; I am all thine; take me, and enable me to glorify thee now, in all that I say, in all that I do, and with all that I have.”
I needed to see that again tonight.