THE GRACE OF CONTINUANCE
The daughter asked for the grace of continuance:
Her Father showed her a waterfall fed from unseen fountains.
“The river of God is full of water,” was His word then.
The daughter feared the chilly influences of life.
Her Father showed her an altar. All night unto morning the fire burned there.
“The fire shall ever be burning upon the altar; it shall never go out.”
Then the daughter remembered that as the waterfall was fed by Water from above, so the fire of the altar was lighted by Fire that came from before the Lord.
THE SECRET OF CONTINUED ENDURANCE
The daughter asked, “What is the secret of continued endurance?”
Her Father answered,
“It is found in seeing Him who is invisible. It is found in looking at the joy that is set before thee. It is found in considering Him who endured.
It is found in taking for thine own the words of one who was tempted to wax faint: ‘In the day when I cried you strengthened me, and strengthened me with strength in my soul.’
It is found in staking thine all upon the lightest word of the Lord, thy Redeemer.
It is found in loyalty. It is found in love.”
Note: More thoughts from the private conversation of Amy Carmichael, as she talked to her Father about the issues of life and personal challenges around her. God used her to rescue many young girls from ritual Hindu temple prostitution, and wrought miracles through her prayer life. Here is another glimpse into that prayer life. May it bless you today!