November 26, Today’s thought — Tides of Life

Remembering all my favorite things at ” Anne of Green Gables” home, Prince Edward Island.

Good Morning

Lord, thou wilt ordain peace for us; for thou hast also wrought all our works in us. Isaiah 26:12

Have you ever stood ankle-deep in the ocean? Gradually, wave upon wave washes about your feet, rearranging and depositing sand. And if you stand there long enough, you will not only find your feet, but your legs also buried beneath the sand. You don’t have to do anything. It is enough to do nothing.

It is the same in the Christian life. You don’t have to do anything to sink into worldly patterns of thinking and living. The world system in which we live floods in, wave upon wave. . . .(or as our pastor says, ‘there is a drum beat, continually beating)

Our everyday environment deduces, taunts, and rages against the Christ-life within us. Without concentrated, deliberated action on our part to nourish our spiritual life, the oncoming tide wears away the under girding foundation of our faith. To stanch the flow, to control the erosion, Christians must do more than hold our skirts higher. We must spend time apart with God. There is no growth in holiness apart from it. ~~Jean Fleming, Finding Focus in a Whirlwind World.

‘Alone with God, the world forbidden
Alone with God, O blest retreat
Alone with God and in Him hidden
To hold with Him, communion sweet.’ ~~ hymn

Trust God for your day. . . Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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