Wednesday, December 17, 2008

"O Lord , I know that the way of
man is not in himself: it is not
in man that walketh to direct
his steps"
~(Jer. 10:23)~

"Lead me in a plain path"
~(Ps. 27:14)~

Many people want to direct God,
instead of resigning themselves
to be directed by Him; to show
Him a way, instead of passively
following where He leads.

~ Madame Guyon ~

I said: "Let me walk in the field";
God said: 'Nay, 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 fogs are veiling the sun";
He answered: "Yet souls are sick,
And souls in the dark undone."

I said: "I shall miss the light,
And friends 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 fields,
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 hand went mine,
And into my heart came He;
And I walk in a light Divine,
The path I had feared to see.

)) Author Unknown ((

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