Wednesday, March 10, 2010

It is high time to stop and think.  
I have been like one running a race 
and am stopping to take a breath.  
I see that if I would be happy in God, 
I must give Him all.  
And there is a wicked reluctance to do that.  
I want Him--but I want to have my own way, too.  
I want to walk humbly and softly before Him, 
and I want to go where I shall be admired and applauded.  
To whom shall I yield?  
To God?  
Or to myself?
~Excerpt from Stepping Heavenward by Elizabeth Prentiss~