Pressed


Pressed out of measure and pressed to all length.
Pressed so intensely it seems beyond strength;
Pressed in the body and pressed in the soul,
Pressed in the mind till the dark surges roll;
Pressed by foes, and pressured by friends;
Pressure on pressure, till life nearly ends;
Pressed into loving the staff and the rod,
Pressed into knowing no helper but God;
Pressed into liberty where nothing clings,
Pressed into faith for impossible things;
Pressed into living a life for the Lord,
Pressed into living a Christ-life outpoured.

Annie Johnson Flint

2Corinthians 4:8
We are
troubled on every side, yet not
distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not
destroyed; 10 Always bearing about in the body the
dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus
might be made manifest in our body.

The Lonely Olive Mill

 

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updated 2017