Saturday, December 22, 2012

A Happy Man's Secret

A Happy Man's Secret by Keith Cook

"Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:104,105

Recently I am read a wonderful account of George Mueller's life with a focus on his latter years. He was a great man of faith who consistently lived by faith and trusted God for the support of his ministry to care for orphans in England.

On his ninetieth birthday he made the following statements. He said that for sixty-nine years and ten months he had been a very happy man. He attributed this to two things. He maintained a good conscience, not willfully going on in a course contrary to the mind of God, and secondly, he loved the Holy Scriptures.

He consistently read the word of God each year. His aim was to read through the Bible at least four times each year. He also would strive to apply what he read to his own life and then meditate on the word.

What a great idea for each of us to entertain in our own lives. We need to strive to keep a good conscience and to dig deep into the word of God. How can we do this? We must rely on the Holy Spirit to guide us and purify us. Our own efforts at holiness will always fail but God's all consuming fire will always burn off the dross and strengthen the vessel God has chosen to use in His service.

As you prepare for the coming new year ponder these things in your heart.

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray that you can keep a clear and clean conscience and make opportunity to get into the word of God.

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