to please Him

Tomorrow I start my second semester in college.  I'm taking 16 credit hours with math, sociology, western civilization, Spanish, and philosophy.

I'm pretty nervous, but I was comforted by this devotional from Amy Carmichael this morning.

*The only thing that matters is to please Me.

   Have you noticed that if you go to sleep with the thought of Him whom 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.
   The word—that simple word—reminded me of those other words, “All that pleases is but for a moment. All that grieves is but for a moment. Only the eternal is important.” 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.”

-- Amy Carmichael
* excerpt taken from Edges of His Ways by Amy Carmichael, page 15

1 comment:

tammy said...

Thank you for the reminder Sarah!

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