Jesus never sends a man ahead alone. He blazes a clear way through every thicket and woods, and then softly calls, "Follow me. Let's go on together, you and I." He has been everywhere that we're called to go. His feet have trodden down smooth a path through every experience that comes to us. He knows every road, and knows it well: the valley road of disappointment with its dark shadows; the steep path of temptation down through the rocky ravines and slippery gullies; the narrow path of pain, with the brambly thornbushes so close on each side, with their slash and sting; the dizzy road along the heights of victory; the old beaten road of commonplace daily routine. Everyday paths He has trodden and glorified, and will walk anew with each of us. The only safe way to travel is with Him alongside and in control.
~Springs in the Valley
I'd love to give away these two new devotional books to two of you readers. Years ago I started a morning devotional habit with prayer time that has become my favorite part of each day. If you'd like, please leave a comment below and note which book you'd like to be entered for ~ or both! I'll leave this post up till next Wednesday, January 5th and announce the names then.
Bless you all and happy new year!