Do The Next Thing-Repost


Do The Next Thing

Dear Ones,

In honor of the homecoming of Elizabeth Elliot, I am reposting her amazing poem, Do The Next Thing.  I would encourage you to read her words with an open heart. Read her life’s story. A wonderful example of a true Proverbs 31 Jewel!

A poem quoted by Elisabeth Elliot

Do The Next Thing
“At an old English parsonage down by the sea,
there came in the twilight a message to me.
Its quaint Saxon legend deeply engraven that,
as it seems to me,
teaching from heaven.
And all through the hours the quiet words ring,
like a low inspiration,
‘Do the next thing.’
Many a questioning,
many a fear,
many a doubt hath its quieting here.
Moment by moment,
let down from heaven,
guidance are given.
Fear not tomorrow,
child of the King,
trust that with Jesus,
do the next thing.
Do it immediately,
do it with prayer,
do it reliantly,
casting all care.
Do it with reverence,
tracing His hand,
who placed it before thee with earnest command.
Stayed on omnipotence,
safe ‘neath His wing,
leave all resultings,
do the next thing.
Looking to Jesus,
ever serener,
working or suffering be thy demeanor,
in His dear presence, the rest of His calm,
the light of His countenance,
be thy psalm.
Do the next thing.”
A Christian Mom Signature, word filled wednesday

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About Nancy Adams

Mrs A is the founder of Proverbs 31 Jewels. Blissfully married to Mr. A and mother of five gifts from heaven. A Coffee Loving, Child & Dog Chasing, Homeschooling mom and a college student attending Liberty University. She is a devoted Jesus Follower and loves to dig into the Word!

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