Monday, December 21, 2009

No one said it would be easy . . .

Wow, talking about the Lord giving me what I need when I need it - here is today's devotional from the book, Streams in the Desert compiled by Mrs. Charles E Cowman.


December 21


To him I give the land he hath trodden upon . . . because he hath wholly followed the Lord (Deut. 1:36).


Every hard duty that lies in your path, that you would rather not do, that it will cost you pain and struggle or sore effort to do, has a blessing in it.  Not to do it, at whatever cost, is to miss the blessing.


Every hard piece of road on which you see the Master's shoe-prints and along which He bids you follow Him, surely leads to blessing, which you cannot get if you cannot go over the steep, thorny path.


Every point of battle to which you come, where you must draw your sword and fight the enemy, has a possible victory which will prove a rich blessing to your life.  Every heavy load that you are called to lift hides in itself some strange secret of strength.  ~J. R. Miller


I cannot do it alone;

The waves run fast and high,

And the fogs close all around,

The light goes out in the sky;

But I know that we two

Shall win in the end,

Jesus and I.


Coward and wayward and weak,

I change with the changing sky;

Today so eager and bright,

Tomorrow too weak to try;

But He never gives in,

So we two shall win,

Jesus and I.


I could not guide it myself,

My boat on life's wild sea;

There's One who sits by my side,

Who pulls and steers with me.

And I know that we two

Shall safe enter port,

Jesus and I.


  1. Schatzi1:57 PM

    Wow...I sure needed to read that today. Thank you for sharing.

    Have a blessed weekend.


  2. deedee062:14 PM

    I love your blogging name! I stopped by to say hello and got a wonderful blessing when I read your post. Thanks so much.

    Denise (Montana Prairiemom)

  3. jimswife10:20 AM

    I love Streams in the Desert. My mother gave it to me years ago, and I still go to it often for reading. I also love Valley of Vision. It is another one I return to time and time again.

    Thanks for sharing.