“Day by day the deeds of God’s love for you may be seen in the gift of food and raiment, in the mercies of this life, and especially in the covenant blessings which God gives you; the peace which He sheds abroad in your hearts, the communion which He offers you with Himself and His blessed Son, and the answers to prayer which He grants you.
Note well these things, and if you consider them carefully and weigh their value, you will be accumulating the fuel on which love feeds its consecrated flame. In proportion as you see in every good gift a new token of your Father’s love, in that proportion will you make progress in the sweet school of love.
Oh, it is heavenly living to taste God’s love in every morsel of bread we eat; it is blessed living to know that we breathe an atmosphere purified and made fragrant with divine love, that love protects us while we sleep, and that love opens the eyelids of the morning to smile upon us when we wake. Even when we are sick, it is love that chastens us; when we are impoverished, love relieves us of a burden, love gives and love takes, love cheers and love smites.
We are compassed about with love – above, beneath, around, within, without. If we could but recognise this, we should become as flames of fire, ardent and fervent toward our God.” – Spurgeon