"Praise waiteth for thee, Oh God, in Zion." - Psalm lxv. 1.
Is this the language of my heart? Am I indeed waiting until that Jesus
be ready to receive my poor praise? Hath God the Holy Ghost prepared my
heart? Oh then, hasten to him, my soul, with thy morning offerings,
poor as they are; for sure I am, Jesus is waiting to be gracious. God
will accept both thee and thy offering in him the Beloved. Go forth to
meet him as early and as often as thine heart can wish: depend upon it,
thy Redeemer will be beforehand with thee, and is waiting thy coming.
Neither thy praise nor thy prayer can outrun his love; for both are the
blessed effects of his grace, and of his own quickenings. Precious
Jesus, grant me to come as often as I need thee. And, Lord, if thou
wilt grant me this blessing, I shall never be from thee, for I need
thee every moment.