Take my life, and let it be

Consecrated, Lord, to Thee

Take my moments and my days

Let them flow in ceaseless praise.—F.R. Havergal

Do you know someone whose days and weeks incorporate a faithful following of God. Is that something you wish for? If so, there are a few things that will inevitably follow, sooner or later.  You can’t avoid them. Quietness of spirit will become a characteristic of your daily life. When you suffer all the good pleasure of his will, you will exude sweetness under provocation, calmness in the midst of turmoil, insensibility to slights and affronts, absence of worry or anxiety, and deliverance from fear. All these, and many more qualities, are the outward and visible signs of the natural development of an inward life.

Some may say I’m putting the chicken before the egg. That you must practice these things in order to become a faithful follower. But I have a sneaking suspicion that we should begin with the inward life and conversations with God, and then the qualities will naturally flow into who we are — an outpouring from the source, God.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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