Let Us Enjoy Our Privileges
So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God bye the Spirit—Ephesians 2:19-22 (ESV).
Dear Father, the privileges are so exceedingly great that we can hardly conceive that they are ours—to come to You, the King of kings and Lord of lords, at any time and any place, and commandingly invited to ask and seek and knock, with the Divine assurance that everyone who asks receives, and he that seeks finds, and to him that knocks it shall be opened—for these unspeakable privileges, dear Father, we thank You. The day is before us, and soon it will be behind us forever; only this once can we live through it.
O Father, cleanse us of all sin with the blood of the Lamb, and occupy our bodies, making them temples of the Holy Ghost. Use us so that we shall not leave one thing undone that we should do, nor do one thing we should leave undone. Keep us happy in You. Give us a faith that will not waver, worry nor whine, nor wrangle, but a faith that will wait, watch, work, wrestle, and always win. Amen.
About the author and the source
S. P. Long was a pastor in Mansfield, Ohio.
S. P. Long. “May 30th” in God’s Minute. Philadelphia: Vir Publishing, 1916.