I hope you are having a nice Sunday morning. Its cooled off a tiny bit. I walked outside and I could smell that smell that I always connect with school starting. I have been reading Streams in the Desert for years and years. I think it was the very first devotional I bought when I became a Christian. I am so glad I did because it became a part of who I am today. I became acquainted with teachers that have been gone hundreds of years if not more. Some I wish I knew more about like Annie Johnson Flint. I love her poetry.
On August fifth each year my favorite thing to read is this poem by dear Miss Annie. (I call her that in my mind.)
He giveth more grace when the burdens grow greater,
He sendeth more strength when the labors increase;
To added afflictions He addeth His mercies,
To , multiplied trials His multiplied peace.
When we have exhausted our store of endurance,
When our strength has failed ere the day is half done,
When we reach the end of our hoarded resources
Our Father’s full giving is only begun.
His love has no limit. His grace has no measure;
His power no boundary known unto men;
For out of His infinite riches in Jesus
He giveth and giveth and giveth again.
A long time ago, I made that into wall hanging with counted cross stitch and it has hung in my house for years and years. It still means that much to me, except now, I know so much more that these words are full of truth.
I started a Bible Study this week by Jennifer Rothchild. It is on Psalm 23. We started with one verse. “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want.” Nine words. Those nine words have made me think and ponder all week. At different times different thoughts will come in, like “I will not want.” Every time my thoughts might stray to something I don’t need,
that will come in like a fog horn. Or The Lord is My shepherd. Not someone down the street, or anyone else, but my shepherd. Just some thoughts I wanted to get out of my head.
Have you ever noticed that about blogging? How much it helps to think out-loud?
It didn’t take me quite as long to write this post, so maybe I am finally starting to figure this out. It seems to be a very nice platform. The only thing that is hard is the operator errors that have nothing to do with the platform that is Word Press.
Have a lovely new week,
“Never turn God’s facts in into hopes, or prayers, but simply use them as realities, and you will find them powerful as you believe them.”
—Prebendary H.W. Webb Peploe