Yesterday's Oswald Chambers' reading

Yesterday's reading in My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers was entitled, "Individual Discouragement and Personal Enlargement." It is about those times when you think you are doing what God has asked of you, only to be met with the "equivalent to the forty years in the wilderness." I can relate. I suspect many of us can relate. It made me think of a prayer by John Wesley that I copied out of a bulletin at my parent's church about 25 years ago. I don't keep this prayer in front of me all the time but I keep it accessible because I need to go back to it from time to time. Like now.

The Covenant Prayer
I am no longer my own, but thine. Put me to what thou wilt, rank me with whom thou wilt; put me to doing, put me to suffering; let me be employed for thee or laid aside for thee, exalted for thee or brought low for thee; let me be full, 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.

John Wesley

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