Living in the Light of GodGive me the support of God, and I can easily bear the insultsof men. Let me lay my head on the chest of Jesus, and I willnot fear the interruptions of care and trouble. If my God willforever give me the light of His smile, and a glimpse of Hisblessing--it is enough. Come on enemies, persecutors,demons, yes, the Devil himself, for "the Lord God is my sunand shield." Gather, you clouds, and surround me, I carry aSun within me; blow, wind of the frozen north, I have a fire ofliving coal within me; yes, death, kill me, but I have anotherlife--a life in the light of God's countenance.-Spurgeon
Do you understand this?The following is from Spurgeon's sermon,"The Messages of Our Lord's Love" #2060. Mark 16:7Do you know what communion with Christ is?Or are you altogether taken up with doctrinesabout Him, or with ceremonies that concernHim? If so, yours is a poor life.The joy of the Christian life is to know and tospeak with and to dwell with the Lord Jesus.Do you understand this?I charge you, do not be satisfieduntil you come to personal andintimate fellowship with your Lord.
Our greatest joy!"Nothing gives the believer so much joy as fellowship with Christ.He has enjoyment as others have in the common mercies of life.He can be glad both in God's gifts and God's works, but in allthese separately, and in all of them added together, he does notfind such substantial delight as in the matchless person ofhis Lord Jesus." -Spurgeon
Alone with Christby SpurgeonSome persons say they cannot bear to spend one hour in quietsolitude; they have nothing to do, nothing to think about. NoChristian will ever talk like that, surely; for if I can but give himone word to think of--Christ--let him spell that over forever; letme give him the word Jesus, and only let him try to think it over,and he shall find that an hour is not enough, and that eternity isnot half enough time to utter our glorious Savior's praise.
A liquid petition?from Spurgeon's sermon, "Jesus Wept"No prayer will ever prevail with God moresurely than a liquid petition, which, beingdistilled from the heart, trickles from theeye, and waters the cheek. Then is God wonwhen he hears the voice of your weeping.If you want to win in prayer, you must weepin prayer. Let your soul arouse itself toeager desire, and trouble itself to anguish,and then you will prevail. "Jesus wept" toteach us how to baptize our prayers untoGod in a wave of heart grief.