Streams in the Desert

Discussion in 'Spirituality/Worship' started by wordwarrior, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. wordwarrior

    wordwarrior New Member

    Hi All-

    With all the troubles in my life - the devotional Streams in the Desert works real well for me. Here is a sample:

    The Path to Blessing
    "To him will I give the land that he hath trodden upon because he hath wholly followed the Lord" (Deut. 1:36).

    Every hard duty that lies in your path, that you would rather not do, that it will cost you pain and struggle or sore effort to do, has a blessing in it. Not to do it, at whatever cost, is to miss the blessing.

    Every hard piece of road on which you see the Master's shoe-prints and along which He bids you follow Him, surely leads to blessing, which you cannot get if you cannot go over the steep, thorny path.

    Every point of battle to which you come, where you must draw your sword and fight the enemy, has a possible victory which will prove a rich blessing to your life. Every heavy load that you are called to lift hides in itself some strange secret of strength. --J. R. Miller

    "I cannot do it alone;
    The waves run fast and high,
    And the fogs close all around,
    The light goes out in the sky;
    But I know that we two
    Shall win in the end, Jesus and I.

    "Coward and wayward and weak,
    I change with the changing sky;
    Today so eager and bright,
    Tomorrow too weak to try;
    But He never gives in,
    So we two shall win, Jesus and I.

    "I could not guide it myself,
    My boat on life's wild sea;
    There's One who sits by my side,
    Who pulls and steers with me.
    And I know that we two
    Shall safe enter port,
    Jesus and I."

  2. jinlee

    jinlee Member

    This book has saved my life many times. It has many tearstains on the pages and underlines and notes.

    It has been with me through my 30 year journey of sickness.

    Wordwarrior - thanks for mentioning this. It is written in such a way as to make one wonder if it was written just with them in mind. At least that is what I feel when I read out of it.

    Thank God for talented authors who have been through the storms and use thoughts and text from the Bible to help us who are struggling along this path.