HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5
When I am discouraged in spirit, this will renew my energy and enthusiasm: to know that God girded me, distinguished me from others, and singled me out to be His ambassador and craftsman, before the mountains were brought forth, or the morning stars sang together, or the first ray of light shot through the gloom.
May God give me the assurance of PRESENT HELP. That was repeated again and again to Jeremiah. “Do not be afraid, for I am with you to deliver you.” And how rich, how potent, how many-sided, the support of God is! Just let me breathe out my troubles to Him, and the abundance of His power will be seen in me.
And may God give me the assurance of a SUCCESSFUL MINISTRY. Jeremiah’s ministry was to be one of destruction as well as of construction, of sorrow as well as of joy; but in either case, God was to be honoured through him. Only let me be loyal to my Master, and it is impossible for me to fail. At length, when I lay my labour down, He will say to me, “Well done, good and faithful servant!” And there is no other prize half so desirable or half so sweet; it is ample compensation for midnight and battle and storm.
Thus I would have God equip me for His own work.