Straight Path…

I just happened to browse for something to encourage me today and found this one.. (from my mom’s book “Streams in the Desert by L.B.Cowman” that I gave her in 2004 as a birthday present, which I brought with me from home this year after attending her burial so I could have a remembrance of her on my mission in South Africa).

And here’s what I read today, (Thank You, Lord, for reminding me of my yes to You.)

December 5. ‘I know, O Lord, that a man’s life is not his own; it is not for man to direct his steps.” Jeremiah 10:23

“Lead me in a straight path.. always..”- Psalm 27:11 (italized mine)

I said, “Let me walk in the field“;
God said, “No, walk in the town“,
I said, “There are no flowers there“;
He said, “No flowers, but a crown.”

I said, “But the sky is black,
There is nothing but noise and din
But He wept as He sent me back,
There is more,” He said, “there is sin.”

I said, “But the air is thick,
And smog is veiling the sun
He answered, “Yet souls are sick,
And your work is yet undone.”

I said, “I will miss the light,
And friends (and family) will miss me, they say“,
He answered me, “Choose tonight,
If I am to miss you, or they.”

I pleaded for time to be given;
He said, “Is it hard to decide?
It will not seem hard in Heaven
To have followed the steps of your Guide.”

I cast one look at the field,
Then set my face to the town;
He said, “My child, do you yield?
Will you leave the flowers for the crown?

Then into His hands went mine,
And  into my heart came He;
And I walk in a light Divine,
The path I had feared to see.

-George MacDonald


and i continue to journey with You by my side.. ❤

God bless you more. 😉