April 29 Holding On!

What's The Good Word?

Photo by Laura Jostes Photo by Laura Jostes

Devotion taken from Streams In The Desert compiled by Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

“Elijah was a man subject to like passions as we are.”

James 5;17

Thank God for that!  He got under a juniper tree, as you and I have often done; he complained and murmured, as we have often done; was unbelieving, as we have often been.  But that was not the case when he really got into touch with God.  Though “a man subject to like passions as we are” “he prayed praying.”  It is sublime in the original–not “earnestly,” but he “prayed in prayer.”  He kept on praying.  What is the lesson here?  You must keep praying.

Come up on the top of Carmel, and see that remarkable parable of faith and sight.  It was not the descent of the fire that now was necessary, but the descent of the flood; and…

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