May 7 – Against the Tide
The oarsman, trusting in Me, does not lean on his oars and drift with the tide, trusting to the current.
Nay, more often – once I have shown the way – it is against the tide you must direct all your effort. And even when difficulties come, it is by your effort that they will be surmounted. But always strength and the Joy in the doing you can have through Me.
My fishermen-disciples did not find the fishes ready on the shore in their nets. I take man’s efforts and bless that. I need man’s effort – he needs My blessing. This partnership it is that means success.
For it is God which worketh
in you both to will and to do
of his good pleasure.