'Twill cheer my heart and help my feet along the stony track;
And if, perchance, Faith's light is dim, because the oil is low,
Your call will guide my lagging course as wearily I go.
Call back, and tell me that He went with you into the storm;
Call back, and say He kept you when the forest's roots were torn;
That when the heavens thundered and the earthquake shook the hill,
He bore you up and held you where the very air was still.
O friend, call back and tell me, for I cannot see your face;
They say it glows with triumph, and your feet bound in the race;
But there are mists between us, and my spirit eyes are dim,
And I cannot see the glory, though I long for word of Him.
But if you'll say He heard you when your prayer was but a cry,
And if you'll say He saw you through the night's sin-darkened sky--
If you have gone a little way ahead, O friend, call back--
'Twill cheer my heart and help my feet along the stony track.
This beautiful poem is at the beginning of Rosalind Goforth's book, 'Climbing' that I have been telling you about. I think of this selection often as I 'climb' through my journey of life. I don't think I have shared this and just wanted to post it...as I haven't posted much lately.
I write posts in my head as I go through my day...or jot down notes for ideas later...but lately, later hasn't come too often!!
It is most important to serve the people God has given to us in our homes and lives. I find blogging is a good outlet for the need to write but not if I neglect my husbands and family. I can get wonderful ideas from the internet on being a keeper at home to better my homemaking skills (that can always use improvement, if not in outward skills, then in the inward skills of the heart...sitting at Jesus' feet instead of being such a Martha!!)
BUT...if I read and don't put some of these ideas into practice, what use is it?! In other words, if you read about cleaning your closet (or life out) and don't actually go clean your closet...what use is it!! It is like watching an exercise video and not doing the exercises!!