Recently I picked up an old friend, a book, that I marked up pretty well several years ago. It's entitled "Through the Wilderness of Loneliness", authored by Tim Hansel (published by David C. Cook). I always enjoy reading that parts that I've previously highlighted in a book. I'm not at home with a book unless I have a marker or a highlighter in hand. Unlike many people, I think marking up a book increases its value. Anyhow, a number of quotes in the book caught my attention. Here's one that hit home:
Streams in the Wilderness
"When God is going to do something wonderful, He begins with a difficulty. If He is going to do something very wonderful, He begins with an impossibility." - Dewey Cass
If that's true, and I believe it is, I have all the prerequisites for God to do something VERY wonderful. Are there difficulties? YES! Impossibilities? Humanly speaking, YES! I'm sure you're in the same boat. Once we've committed our situation/circumstance to the Father, we can sit back at watch God do miraculous things! Maybe today!
"Now to Him to is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen! - Ephesians 3:20,21
i love to underline, make notes, highlight, when i read a book ... well i just finished The Battle belongs to the Lord, by Joyce Meyer - it's not my book, it's a loaner ... i felt so sad because i couldn't mark it up ... sigh ...ReplyDelete
your quote certainly is applicable to us as well ... encouraging!!!
here is a verse that i am praying will come to pass "Make thy way straight before me" ... Psalm 5:8b ... guidance - no more walks around the wilderness ...
Blessings on the rest of your week, David!