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What a Morning That Will Be! - Tim Challies

What a Morning That Will Be! – Tim Challies

This morning dawned vibrant and clear and delightful. However regardless of how great the day, we all know that the best glories of this world pale compared to the least glories within the subsequent. In that vein, please learn and luxuriate in this excellent prayer by Robert Hawker (as present in Piercing Heaven: Prayers of the Puritans).

You who’re King of countries and King of saints, are additionally my God and King. For you may have a common empire, being one with the Father over all, blessed ceaselessly.

To you I bow the knee, and humbly and gratefully need to place the crown of my salvation in your head.

And what has the Sovereign achieved for me? We document your reward; we inform it to saints and sinners in every single place. This nice, wonderful, condescending King has not solely introduced us out of darkness and the shadow of loss of life, however has introduced us into his chambers.

What chambers? Chambers of candy communion and fellowship. Chambers of grace, of affection and mercy, of redemption, of ordinances, and of all of your covenant blessings.

You could have taught me of your love, and my privileges in you, and so assured me of my eternal security in you and your completed salvation.

You could have assured me that when you may have achieved all of your blessed functions regarding me, you’ll convey me residence into your interior chambers of sunshine and glory. And I’ll by no means depart, however dwell in them, and within the presence of God and the Lamb, ceaselessly and ever. Hallelujah!

What a morning that can be, completely different from each different! Lord, how typically do I now awake with ideas of earth, and sin, and trifles, and self-importance? How have I opened my eyes this morning? Was it, dearest Jesus, with ideas of you?

In that solemn morning there can be now not desires, as now, even in our waking hoursfor all infantile fantasies, shadows, doubts, and fears can be achieved away.

Treasured Lord Jesus! Trigger me morning by morning, whereas upon earth, to awaken with candy ideas of you. Let the shut of evening, and the opening of the day, be along with your expensive identify in my coronary heart, on my ideas, and on my lips.

And in that eternal morning, after having dropped asleep in Jesus, and in your arms by religion, might I awake in your embraces, and after your likeness, to be everlastingly and eternally happy with you. Amen.

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