Pilgrim Path

This blog is the work of a seeker and poet. Walking stick in hand, I head out into the world, not of the world, but in the world. My words and my friends carry me along and light the pilgrim path of spiritual journeys.

Sunday, September 14, 2008


I don't usually post entries of material from other sources, but I feel the need to make an exception. It's been a darkly overcast, soggy, humid weekend. For some time now, my moods have been highly influenced by the weather and so sleep came fitfully last night. I couldn't take lying in the bed sleeplessly much longer, so at 1:34am, I got out of bed and searched for some reading material. I didn't want to dive back into a novel so I sought out a journal or magazine. I came across my last copy of Alive Now, an anthology published by The Upper Room Ministries. This is the last copy in my subscription. I found the articles a little too "light" for my spiritual reading. HA! Maybe it was the time of the day, maybe it was the weather, maybe it was my weary state - whatever it was, I found words that pierced my heart:


I am no longer my own, but thine.
Put me to what thou whilt, rank me with whom thou wilt.
Put me to doing, put me to suffering.
Let me be employed by thee or laid aside for thee,
exalted for thee or brought low by thee.
Let me be full, or let me be empty.
Let me have all things, let me have nothing.
I freely and heartily yield all things
to thy pleasure and disposal.
And now, O glorious and blessed God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
thou art mine, and I am thine. So be it.
And the covenant which I have made on earth,
let it be ratified in heaven. Amen.

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