Lettie B. Cowman

Dying to Live – Lettie B. Cowman

Dying to Live – Lettie B. Cowman

You must die in order to live. You must refuse to consult your own ease and well-being. You must be crucified, not only in desires and habits which are sinful, but in many more which appear innocent and right.

– Lettie B. Cowman –
Streams in the Desert

The Source of Sorrow is Unbelief – LB Cowman

I suspect that the source of every bit of sorrow in my life can be traced to simple unbelief.  If I truly believe the past is totally forgiven, the present is supplied with power, and the future is bright with hope, how could I be anything but completely happy?

– LB Cowman –
from Streams in the Desert 

Pressed Into Living a Christ-life Outpoured – Lettie Cowman

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.
Pressure by foes, and a pressure from friends.
Pressure on pressure, till life nearly ends.
Pressed into knowing no helper but God;
Pressed into loving the staff and the rod.
Pressed into liberty where nothing clings;
Pressed into faith for impossible things.
Pressed into living a life in the Lord,
Pressed into living a Christ-life outpoured.

– Lettie Cowman –

February 7, 2012

There is a spiritual law of choosing, believing, abiding, and holding steady in our walk with God, which is essential to the working of the Holy Spirit either in our sanctification or healing.

– Mrs. Charles E. Cowman –

July 9, 2011

What nobler decoration of honor can any godly man seek after than his scars of service, his losses for the crown, his reproaches for Christ’s sake, his being worn out in his Master’s service.

– Mrs. Charles E. Cowman –
from “Streams in the Desert”