Last week, she sent me an e-mail with excerpts from “Come Away My Beloved”
by Frances Roberts. I had never heard of it, so she used an endorsement from Elisabeth Elliot (one of my favorites) to entice me. According to Elisabeth, his book is “unique and powerful.” So with that in mind, I decided to read the rest of Eliza Joy’s e-mail.
Below are two little excerpts she sent me. I may post some more later on in the week. I particularly love the reference to “pleasure cruisers” in light of my recent vacay. May these words minister to your heart this morning!
“My will is not a place, but a condition. Do not ask Me where and when, but ask Me how. You will discover blessing in every place, and any place, if your spirit is in tune with Me. No place or time is more hallowed than another when you are truly in love with Me.
I direct every motion of your life, as the ocean bears a ship. Your will and intelligence may be at the helm, but divine providence and sovereignty are stronger forces. You can trust Me, knowing that any pressure I bring to bear upon your life is initiated by My love, and I will not do even this except as you are willing and desire.
Many a ship has sailed from port to port with no interference from Me, because Strong Will has been at the wheel. Multitudes of pleasure cruises go merrily on their ways, untouched by the power of My hand. But you have put your life into My keeping, and because you are depending on Me for guidance and direction, I shall give it. Move on steadily, and know that the waters that carry you are the waters of My love and My kindness, and I will keep you on the right course.”
“O My child, have you not known the way of the Lord, and can you not trust Him now? Nothing shall befall you but that which comes from His hand. Be content with what each day brings, rejoicing in your God, for surely He shall deliver you. He is the One who has brought you here. His way is discernible to the eye of faith. His heart is surely your strong tower. In His affection you have security. In His love are your hope and your peace.”