Saturday, August 14, 2010

Spiritual Sunday & Then Sings my Soul Saturday

Spiritual Sunday &Then Sings my Soul Saturday

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Author: Elisabeth Elliot

Source: A Lamp For My Feet
Scripture Reference: Exodus 13:17-18


There are dry, fruitless, lonely places in each of our lives, where we seem to travel alone, sometimes feeling as though we must surely have lost the way. What am I doing here? How did this happen? Lord, get me out of this!

He does not get us out. Not when we ask for it, at any rate, because it was He all along who brought us to this place. He has been here before--it is no wilderness to Him, and He walks with us. There are things to be seen and learned in these apparent wastelands which cannot be seen and learned in the "city"--in places of comfort, convenience, and company.

God does not intend to make it no wasteland. He intends rather to keep us--to hold us with his strength, to sustain us with his sure words--in a place where there is nothing else we can count on.

"God did not guide them by the road towards the Philistines, although that was the shortest...God made them go round by way of the wilderness towards the Red Sea" (Ex 13:17,18 NEB).

Imagine what Israel and all of us who worship Israel's God would have missed if they had gone by the short route--the thrilling story of the deliverance from Egypt's chariots when the sea was rolled back. Let's not ask for shortcuts. Let's keep alert for the wonders our Guide will show us in the wilderness.

Hugs& Blessings,



  1. This is one of my favorite songs - one of the songs that I put on really loud when it comes on the radio. I can relate so much to this song. Thanks for sharing!

    Have a blessed weekend!

  2. I saw Elisabeth Elliot in person many years ago.
    She is a great person and speaker.

    Love this song!

  3. I love this video! It is so comforting, and reminds us of the faithfulness of God. We can trust Him in all things and follow Him. I am going to book mark it as a favorite. Happy Spiritual Sunday!

  4. Oh Myrna, what wonderful and encouraging words and Bible verses, as well as that lovely praise and worship music. As one who is seeing God move her from city to city and house to house, this was truly an uplifting post for Spiritual Sunday that blessed my heart. Thank you :)

  5. Great question. I can't really imagine it.

    Great video. Very inspirational.

  6. This is a wonderful song and great encouraging post.... I love it!

  7. I enjoy Elisabeth Eliot so much. Thank you for sharing her words with us today and the beautiful song and video....God bless.

  8. Amen! Beautiful devotion and song....

  9. How convenient the short route can be sometimes...Very insightful. Patty

  10. I'm having a hard time reading your post. I'm wondering if it's my eyes?
    Happiness sent and may God keep you safe and sound.

  11. Very good advice in this post, and the video is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  12. What a beautiful song and video. Thank-you so much for sharing this today.

  13. I love Elisabeth Elliot. Thanks for that post, Dear and the lovely video. Blessings ~


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