Friday, January 10, 2020
Daily Devotion: Our Best Is Nothing Without Him
Bible Reading: Romans 8:26-31
Key Verse: Verse 26 – “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.”
Key Words: Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities
Note, if you would, the word infirmities found in verse 26. The word means “feelings of weakness in body and mind.” I have found in my own personal life that when I am weak, only then am I strong in the Lord.
Charles Spurgeon once preached what he considered to be one of his poorest sermons. He stammered and floundered, and when he got through he felt that it had been a complete failure. He was greatly humiliated, and when he got home he fell on his knees and said, “Lord, God, Thou canst do something with nothing. Bless that poor sermon.”
All through the week he uttered that prayer. He woke up in the night and prayed about it. He determined that the next Sunday he would redeem himself by preaching a great sermon.
Sure enough, the next Sunday the sermon went off beautifully. At the close, the people crowded about him and covered him with praise. Spurgeon went home pleased with himself, and that night he slept like a baby. But he said to himself, “I’ll watch the results of those two sermons.”
What were they? From the one that had seemed a failure, he was able to trace forty-one conversions. And from the magnificent sermon, he was unable to discover that a single soul was saved. Spurgeon’s explanation was that the Spirit of God used the one and did not use the other. We can do nothing without the Spirit Who “helpeth our infirmities.”
What to do:
✞ Remember, it is not about you. It’s all about Jesus.
✞ Remember, God uses the simple to confound the wise.
✞ Do your best for God’s glory, and leave the results to God.
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