Whom have I in heaven but You? And besides You, I desire nothing on earth. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
— Psalm 73:25,26, NASB
We are to bear in mind that this world is the Lord’s workshop. We are to bear the image of God, and every soul saved through the sacrifice of the Son of God must in this life be made complete in Christ. There is much to do in order to fit us for the courts of the Lord.
Angels of God are appointed to minister unto those who shall be heirs of salvation. The work of these heavenly beings is to prepare the inhabitants of this world to become children of God, pure, holy, undefiled.
Satanic agencies are always warring for the mastery over the human mind, but the angels of God are constantly at work, strengthening…all who call upon God for help. The promise to every child of God is, “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: for every one that asketh receiveth…”
The Lord is more willing to give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him than parents are to give good gifts to their children. Then ask. Believe what God has said. He will surely fulfil his word. Say from your heart, “My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion forever.”
By desire, by silent prayer, by resistance of satanic agencies, put your will on the side of God’s will. While you have one desire to resist the evil, and sincerely pray, Deliver me from temptation, you will have strength for your day.
And when souls appreciate their advantages, appreciate the heavenly assistance sent them, respond to the Holy Spirit’s working on their behalf; when they put their will on the side of Christ’s will, angels bear the tidings heavenward…and there is rejoicing among the heavenly host.
— The Review and Herald, July 4, 1899
Call on God for help. Claim the promise given to every child of God, “Ask, and it shall be given you.”
Ask for the gift of the Holy Spirit. Believe what God said and He will surely fulfill His word.
Say from your heart, “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart.”
By silent prayer put your will on the side of God’s will. Sincerely pray, Deliver me from temptation.