Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Surrender's Reward

 I am still a student of surrender's full fruit...the heart seems to be a stubborn leaner/learner...

With all the snow around here we begin feeling a sense of Christmas cheer!
Why not start early to celebrate mankind's joy to the world!

Choose joy; it makes life bearable
And wakes in us the miracle
That works in us a wonderful
Sustaining benefit
The wailing wind that rails and flails
And startles us with early gales
Inspires courage, fills hope's sails
With joy in spite of it

Choose joy; the kind that comes from trust
For what is man, but God-breathed dust
Dependent on His Perfect Must
From whence kind mercies brim
Then, come what may, of high or low
For all we cannot see or know
Joy grips the grace whereby we go
And leaves the rest to Him

Choose joy; for hearts are prone to fear
And though we groan with sorrow’s tear
Joy draws the God of Heaven near
And grants strength for the day
Where circumstance can be so mean
But God is bigger, though Unseen
And true joy is learning to lean
On He who knows/IS the way

© Janet Martin

  Though you have not seen him, you love him; 
and even though you do not see him now, 
you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, 
for you are receiving the end result of your faith, 
the salvation of your souls. 
1 Pet.1:8-9

...and then surprise!
this little reminder from Ann Voskamp in her joy-quest!


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