Saturday, March 27, 2010

Will You Serve Where God Puts You?

"...Stay there until I tell you..." Matthew 2:13 (partial)


I’ll Stay where You’ve put me; I will, dear Lord,
Though I wanted so badly to go;
I was eager to march with the “rank and file,”
Yes, I wanted to lead them, You know.

I planned to keep step to the music loud,
To cheer when the banner unfurled,
To stand in the midst of the fight straight and proud,
But I’ll stay where You’ve put me.

I’ll Stay where You’ve put me; I’ll work, dear Lord,
Though the field be narrow and small,
And the ground be fallow, and the stones lie thick,
And there seems to be no life at all.
The field is thine own, only give me the seed,
I’ll sow it with never a fear;
I’ll till the dry soil while I wait for the rain,
And rejoice when the green blades appear;
I’ll work where You’ve put me.

I’ll stay where You’ve put me; I will, dear Lord,
I’ll bear the day’s burden and heat,
Always trusting Thee fully; when even has come
I’ll lay heavy sheaves at Thy feet,
And then, when my earth work is ended and done,
In the light of eternity’s glow,
Life’s record all closed, I surely shall find
It was better to stay than to go;
I’ll stay where You’ve put me.

“Oh, restless heart, that beat against your prison bars of circumstances, yearning for a wider sphere of usefulness, leave God to order all your days. Patience and trust, in the dullness of the routine of life, will be the best preparation for a courageous bearing of the tug and strain of the larger opportunity which God may sometime send you.”

Reprinted with thanks from “Streams in the Desert” by Mrs. Charles E. Cowman 


  1. Kari, that was beautifully spoken and very true. Thank-you for sharing your thoughts, so many women are restless in what they think are their humble and insignificant roles in life, however being a mother and wife is one of the greatest roles we can have and what a perfect place to serve God.

    I have just ordered "Streams in the Desert", I noticed it got excellent reviews in Amazon.

    God Bless


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  4. Hi Kari, I agree, beautifully spoken. I love your videoblog format and I do think your blog will be inspirational to many women.

    I am going to give the quote at the top, Psalm 118:5 to my husband who just lost his father.

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  5. New follower from FFF on MBC

  6. Beautiful my sister in Christ! Following you from FFF at MBC.