“God, even our own God.” Psalm 67:6
It is strange how little use we make of the spiritual blessings which God gives us, but it is stranger still how little use we make of God Himself. Though He is ‘our own God,’ we rarely take our problems to Him, and ask little of Him. Seldom do we seek counsel at the hands of the Lord. In fact, we often we go about our daily lives without seeking His guidance!
In our troubles we constantly strive to bear our burdens ourselves, instead of casting them upon the Lord so that He will sustain us. We can take our problems to God, for the Lord seems to say,
“I am yours, come and make use of me as you need; you may come freely to use my resources, and to Me, the welcome offerer.”
It is our own fault if we don’t make use of the riches of our God. Since you have such a friend, and He invites you, draw from Him daily. Never crave spiritual nourishment when you have such a great God to go to; never fear or faint while you have God to help you. Go to your treasure and take whatever you need “there is all that you can want. Learn the divine skill of making God all things to you. He can supply you with all, or, better still, He can simply ‘be’ to you instead of all”.
Let me urge you, then, to make use of your God. Make use of Him in prayer. Go to Him often, because He is your God. Who would disdain to use so great a privilege? Fly to Him, tell Him all your wants. Use Him constantly by faith at all times. If some dark thoughts are clouding your mind, use thy God as a ‘sun’. If someone is causing you harm, find in God a ‘shield’. For He is a sun and shield to His people. If you have lost your way in the mazes of life, use Him as a ‘guide’ for He will direct your steps. Whatever you are, and wherever you are, remember God is just what you want, and just where you want, and that He can do all you want.
Questions: Do you sometimes find it difficult to pray? What prevents you from having a more active prayer life?
By Charles Spurgeon
Updated to modern English by Darren Hewer, 2008.
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