ou Make the Trenches !!!!!!

04 Nov
ou Make the Trenches !!!!!!

And he said, Thus saith the Lord, Make this valley full of ditches. For thus saith the Lord, Ye shall not see wind, neither shall ye see rain; yet that valley shall be filled with water, that ye may drink both ye, and your cattle, and your beasts. (2 Kings 3:16-17)

Three armies were perishing of thirst, and the Lord interposed. Although He sent neither cloud nor rain, yet He supplied an abundance of water. He is not dependent upon ordinary methods but can surprise His people with novelties of wisdom and power. Thus are we made to see more of God than ordinary processes could have revealed. Although the Lord may not appear for us in the way we expect, or desire, or suppose, yet He will in some way or other provide for us. It is a great blessing for us to be raised above looking to secondary causes so that we may gaze into the face of the great First Cause.

Have we this day grace enough to make trenches into which the divine blessing may flow? Alas! We too often fail in the exhibition of true and practical faith. Let us this day be on the outlook for answers to prayer. As the child who went to a meeting to pray for rain took an umbrella with her, so let us truly and practically expect the Lord to bless us. Let us make the valley full of ditches and expect to see them all filled.

C.H. Spurgeon, Faith’s Checkbook



Posted by on November 4, 2014 in C.H. Spurgeon, Christianity, Faith, Religion


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8 responses to “ou Make the Trenches !!!!!!

  1. Heather

    November 4, 2014 at 8:32 am

    “He is not dependent upon ordinary methods….” No sir he’s not! : ) Honey from a rock… thanks for the reminder!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Levi Thetford

      November 4, 2014 at 1:23 pm

      Heather, God certainly is not in a certain box that we like to put Him into. He definitely has a sense of humor showing us that too. Have a splendid day my friend!!!:)


  2. Valerie Rutledge

    November 4, 2014 at 9:49 am

    LOVE THIS!! Sent to my hubs as we both needed to hear this in our current situation.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Levi Thetford

      November 4, 2014 at 1:24 pm

      Valerie, I’m so pleased that this fits where you are right now and is a blessing to you. Have a great day my friend!!! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  3. blessedart1111

    November 4, 2014 at 10:12 am

    This post is so refreshing to my soul. It is true and I have just recently experienced a situation like this where I was forced to look at the ” Great First Cause” and He showed up and provided!! Not anything like I had thought but in ways where only He could get the glory and although it was at the 11th hour. Guess what Levi?? It was right on time. Hallelujah! Glory be to God!! Thank you for sharing Levi.

    Be A Blessing!


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  4. Levi Thetford

    November 4, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    He always shows up right on time. He is on time, we are the ones that aren’t. Thank you for sharing this great report. Lord bless you!!! 🙂



    November 4, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Love Spurgeon’s word the more I know about him!

    Liked by 1 person


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