I found this poem in today’s Streams in the Desert entry, and it’s too good and too true not to share:
I walked a mile with Pleasure,
She chattered all the way;
But left me none the wiser
For all she had to say.
I walked a mile with Sorrow,
And ne’er a word said she;
But oh, the things I learned from her
When Sorrow walked with me.
Like it or not, my character matures and changes more during times of struggle than it does in times of ease.
At present, I’m parking myself in the Psalms for my morning devotions. I’m joining with David and the other psalmists in praising God and exalting His name. In addition, I’m looking each day at an attribute or name of the great I AM and meditating on it. Psalm 29:4 says: "The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is full of majesty." My meditation today is this:
I AM the Lord and My voice is powerful and full of majesty.
In the grip of His grace,