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I will recount the steadfast love of the LORD, the praises of the LORD, according to all that the LORD has granted us. Isaiah 63:7

There is No Other Way August 10, 2009

Filed under: Books,Faith,Quotes — Lori @ 9:20 am

From Elisabeth Elliot’s “Keep a Quiet Heart”:

In order to get to a place called Laity Lodge in Texas you have to drive into the riverbed.  The road takes you down a steep, rocky hill into a canyon and straight into the water.  There is a sign at the water’s edge which says, “Yes.  You drive in the river.”

One who has made up his mind to go to the uttermost with God will come to a place as unexpected and perhaps looking as impossible to travel as that riverbed looks.  He may glance around for an alternative route, but if he wants what God promises His faithful ones, he must go straight into the danger.  There is no other way.

The written word is our direction.  Trust it.  Obey it.  Drive in the river and get to Laity Lodge.  Moses said to Israel, “I offer you the choice of life or death, blessing or curse.  Choose life and then you and your descendants will live; love the Lord your God, obey him, and hold fast to him: that is life for you.”

When you take the risk of obedience, you find solid rock beneath you – and markers, evidence that someone has traveled this route before.  “The Lord your God will cross over at your head…..he will be with you; he will not fail you or forsake you.  Do not be discouraged or afraid” (Deuteronomy 30:19, 20; 31:3, 8, NEB).  It’s what the old gospel song puts so simply:

Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus but to trust and obey.
John H. Sammis


One Response to “There is No Other Way”

  1. Kristin Says:

    That was beautiful!!! And, as I look back on my life, so far, I see that those words are so true…the Lord often takes us to the point where it looks like the end before we see that it is really just the beginning of something amazing!!! And He is simply asking for us to trust and obey!!!

    Thank you for sharing…it was an encouragement to my soul!

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