The inspirational book, "Streams in the Desert", was given to me a few years ago as a gift. Since then, I have developed a routine in my early mornings to help prepare me for each day's spiritual journey. I read the corresponding day's entry in the book, along with the referenced biblical passage.
This twenty minute exercise each day, along with my morning prayer, sets the tone for the next 24 hours.
These readings help me focus on what is really important in my life. They help calm any anxieties I may have. They remind me of the many ways that God is working in my behalf, and that simply focusing on Him and allowing Him to guide me is the true way to fulfillment and happiness.
This wonderful book was first released in 1925. Compiled by Mrs. Charles E. Cowman, who was a Christian missionary in Japan and China, "Streams in the Desert" now has more than two million copies in print.
If you feel the need for daily spiritual assurance and refreshment, pick up a copy of this book! I know you'll find renewed peace and inspiration on a daily basis as I have.
Partial reading for Sept 25 (Ref Psalm 42:9):
Knowest thou not that day follows night, that flood comes after ebb, that spring and summer succeed winter? Hope thou then! Hope thou ever! For God fails thee not. (Charles Spurgeon)