Psalm 127:3-5

"Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them!"

"The Master's Will"

Yesterday my Dad brought me Streams in the Dessert and showed me a devotion that really impacted his life at one point when he was really sick. I found it very encouraging so I wanted to share part of it on here with ya'll. It's a poem.

"I laid it down in silence,
this work of mine,
and took what had been sent me -
a resting time.
The Master's voice had called me
to rest apart;
"Apart with Jesus only,"
Echoed my heart.
I took the rest and stillness
from His own hand,
and felt this present illness
was what He planned.
How often we choose labor,
when He says "Rest" -
our ways are blind and crooked;
His way is best.
Work He Himself has given,
He will complete.
There may be other errands
for tired feet;
there may be other duties
for tired hands,
the present, is obedience
to His commands.
There is a blessed resting
in lying still,
in letting His hand mold us,
just as He will.
His work must be completed.
His lesson set;
His is the Master Workman:
Do not forget!
It is not only "working."
We must be trained;
and Jesus "learned" obedience,
through suffering gained.
For us, His yoke is easy,
His burden light.
His discipline most needful,
and all is right.
We are to be His servants;
we never choose
if this tool or if that one
our hands will use.
In working or in waiting
may we fulfill
not ours at all, but only
The Master's Will!"
Frances Ridley Havergal


Anonymous said...

love your post...praying for you.
cate m

Michelle said...

Thanks Cate! Also, thanks for the prayers at Caregroup. I got the e-mail since I'm still on that list. :-)

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