…as we enter a new week.

For many years I have kept a journal. My journals are filled with plenty of mundane details, but they also remind me of the goodness and faithfulness of God. I try to regularly look back to what I have written twelve months previously/ Last week, as I was doing some sermon prep, I found a quote from Andrew Murray – something I’d jotted down about a year ago:

‘…we find the Christian life so difficult because we seek for God’s blessings while we live in our own will. ‘ See the whole below :

We find the Christian life difficult because we seek for God’s blessing while we live according to our own will. We make our own plans and choose our own work, and then we ask the Lord Jesus to watch and see that sin does not overtake us and that we do not wander too far from the path. But our relationship to Jesus ought to be such that we are entirely at His disposal. Every day we should go to Him first, humbly and straightforwardly, and say, “Lord, is there anything in me that is not according to your will, that has not been ordered by you, or that is not entirely given over to you? What would you have me do today?