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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Quote of the Day

 "God would have us come every day to the throne of grace. Our mercies do not flow from God all at once, but some today, and others tomorrow. All together they are too heavy for us to wield and manage. Our mercies come in great numbers, but God distributes them by parcels that we are able to acknowledge them and be thankful for them. He loads us daily that we may not forget Him but have new reasons for praise. Each day we are in need of new strength, new grace, and new supplies. Every day affords business, trouble, care, and burdens enough. We do not need to anticipate and occupy ourselves with the next day. Each day has enough trouble of its own (Matt. 6:34). God would not have us to be overly burdened with worry about tomorrow; He would have us look no further than today. Life is a vapor, and we do not know whether we will have another day, yet we are prone to sing lullabies to our souls: 'Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, and be merry' (Luke 12:19). Take one day at a time, and go to God that He will most plentifully provide for you."
                                    - Thomas Manton in Voices From the Past