I love to get up early in the morning and spend quite time alone. I’ve subscribed to several free devotion e-mails that I enjoy reading and recently found a internet worship station that I am enjoying throughout the day when I can. It plays a nice mixture of new and old songs. It’s called Elijah Streams. My programer helped me find it in i-Tunes under “Religious” radio stations.
This word from Elisabeth Elliot was just what I needed to read this morning. Even though I try to make it a priority to take life at a slow enough pace that I can hear God each step, it’s good to be reminded and to refocus.
Running the Course
Today there are just too many things to do. My natural response is to fret and fear. Both are forbidden: Fret not. Fear not. That tells me what not to do. What, then, should I do?
“I will run the course set out in thy commandments, for they gladden my heart” (Ps 119:32 NEB).
There will be both time and strength today to run that course, for it is always possible to do the will of God. The course He sets for us in his commandments is not an obstacle course, but one carefully planned to suit our qualifications–that is, not too rigorous for our limitations, not too lenient for our strengths.
The plan of God for me, for this one day, is meant not to trouble but to gladden my heart. Christ’s yoke, according to his own promise, is not hard but easy–if we bear it together with Him and if we bear it as Christ bore it, in meekness and lowliness of heart.
“We must run with resolution the race for which we are entered, our eyes fixed on Jesus, on whom faith depends from start to finish” (Heb 12:2 NEB).
Here are a couple of links for free devotionals.
Word Ministries, Inc. – The home of Germaine Copeland and the Prayers That Avail Much book series – offering prayer requests, intercessory prayer, christian books
Devotionals – Free Online Bible Devotions
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