I shared my love for the devotional, Streams in the Desert yesterday and would like to share a few servings of its wisdom. Every entry is filled with Scriptural insight that prods my heart to seek more of Him.
From July 27 Entry:
“Prove Me now” Malachi 3:10
“What is God is saying here but this, “My child, I still have windows in heaven…the bolts slide as easily as of old. The hinges have not grown rusty…..I opened them for Moses, and the sea parted. I opened then for Joshua and Jordan rolled back….I will open them for you—if you will only let me. On this side of the windows, heaven is the same rich storehouse as of old. The fountains and streams still overflow. The treasure rooms are still bursting with gifts. The lack is not on MY side. It is on yours. I’m waiting. Prove me now…..bring in the tithes. Give Me a chance.” Selected
From July 28 Entry:
“Have you asked to be made like your Lord? Have you longed for the fruit of the Spirit, and have you prayed for sweetness and gentleness and love? Then fear not the stormy tempest this is at the moment sweeping through your life. A blessing is in the storm, and there will be a rich fruitage in the “afterward.” Henry Ward Beecher
From July 29 Entry:
“Our trials are great opportunities. Too often we look on them as great obstacles…If we look back upon the past, many of us will find that the very time hour heavenly Father has chosen to do the kindest things for us, and given us the richest blessing, has been the time we were strained and shut in on every side. God’s jewels are often sent us in rough packages….”
This rich work is filled with blessings and touches the hard places right where we live. Along with a copy of the Scriptures I am nudged closer to the Lord, being transformed to be more and more like Jesus.
He is the same yesterday, today and forever. I am learning to look for His work around me every day. He is there. His fingerprints are the signature of His working in us and through us. He is longing to work miracles in your life just as He did in the lives of those we read about.
I hope you see Him working today,
Quotations are taken from Streams in the Desert by Mrs. Charles Cowman, published Zondervan Publishing House © 1965
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