Joy and Strength 02/01

And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them that are sanctified.
Acts xx. 32.

Only the rays of God can cure the heart,
Purge it of evil; there’s no other way
Except to turn with the whole heart to God.

In heavenly sunlight live no shades of fear;
The soul there, busy or at rest, hath peace;
And music floweth from the various world.
William Allingham.

BREAK off things which displease God, and, whatever ye do, do it to please Him, Dedicate, morning by morning, the actions of the day to God; live in His Presence; offer to Him your acts beforehand; recall yourself, if the case admits, into His Presence, in the midst of them; give Him the glory with thy whole heart, if they be well done, since nothing’good is our own; if they be amiss, grieve to Him. If we make God our end. He who gave us the grace thus to seek Him, will give us His love; He will increase our longing desire for Him; and whom in all we seek, whom in all we would please, whom in all we would love. Him shall we find. Him possess, here in grace and veiled, hereafter, in glory.
Edward B. Pusey

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