March 18th


“… and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus” (Acts 4:13)
                        Those who are washed in the blood of the Lamb are without spot and blemish, and even angels in heaven can see no fault in them. What a wonderful salvation! What a wonderful Saviour! If you have really accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour, the Spirit of God makes you His forever, and gives you the divine nature. Only the grace of God does this, and not any man. Henceforth wherever you go you will shine in the glory of the Lord. Once a man took a piece of clay from under a rose bush, and found that it smelt very sweet, because the fragrance of the rose  was upon it. In the same way, whenever you spend more time at His feet you will see every part of your life being filled with His glory and beauty and power. This is our heavenly calling upon the earth. Even though you may have any profession upon the earth, still the fragrance of His holiness will be seen upon you.
                        Also the Lord has promised to guide us continually (Isa. 58:11). This provision is meant for every believer. In the Old Testament, only the high priest was able to know the mind of God. But now every believer has the privilege of knowing His will (John 4:34; 6:38, 7:17; 8:28, 9:31). We can enjoy His love and affection if we know and do His will (Matt. 12:50; Mark 3:35; Luke 8:21). He offers to reveal to you the mind of God, so that you may know God’s will in every kind of individual, family or assembly need. Then His fragrance will flow through you.
                        By the guidance of the Lord you will be victorious over every trial and the Lord will make for you “a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters” (Isa. 43:16). His guidance will take you safely through any darkness, or any valley, led by His loving and skilful hands. Even though you may not know the opposition of Satan and be surrounded by darkness, by His guidance you will hear His voice, “Fear not; there is a way here also.” This can be your daily and hourly experience.