THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS
This morning I got up in the wintered dark to meet with the Father. Rain pelted the windows while I sat wrapped in my mom’s quilt on my couch.
His words wrapped me warm in that way He does when He has something
I need to hear.
Something important, something wise.
Most mornings I read from Edges of His Ways, a devotional written long ago by a woman whose words never fail to resonate with my soul.
This morning was no exception,
and I couldn’t help but think of all of you… women who long to listen just as I do… women who are learning what that looks like,
what He sounds like,
what it is He has to say.
And so I share these words with you.
May He speak to you through Amy Carmichael’s heart as He did to me…
The only thing that matters is to please Me.
Have you noticed that if you go to sleep with the thought of Him Who your soul loveth, you waken— at least often it is so— with some little word from Him, a verse from His Book, or a hymn, or just a simple word that tells you nothing new, but somehow helps.
“The only thing that matters is to please Me,” that was the word that woke me a few days ago, and it has not gone away. When the thought of the things that I cannot do comes and tries to trouble me, this little simple word comes at once. The other things seem to matter. I often think they do matter. But they are as though they did not matter in comparison with pleasing our Lord Jesus.
Are any of you tried about anything? I think if you listen you will hear Him say, “The only thing that matters is to please Me.”
From my heart,