• “To be a follower of the Crucified means, sooner or later, a personal encounter with the cross.” – Elisabeth Elliot

August 16 – Daily Strength for Daily Needs

Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.–GAL. vi. 7.

The life above, when this is past, Is the ripe fruit of life below.
Sow love, and taste its fruitage pure; Sow peace, and reap its harvest bright; Sow sunbeams on the rock and moor, And find a harvest-home of light.
H. BONAR.
The dispositions, affections, inclinations of soul, which shall issue hereafter in perfection, must be trained and nurtured in us throughout the whole course of this earthly life. When shall we bear in mind this plain truth, that the future perfection of the saints is not a translation from one state or disposition of soul into another, diverse from the former; but the carrying out, and, as it were, the blossom and the fruitage of one and the same principle of spiritual life, which, through their whole career on earth, has been growing with an even strength, putting itself forth in the beginnings and promise of perfection, reaching upward with steadfast aspirations after perfect holiness?
H. E. MANNING.

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The Lord will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O Lord, endures forever; Do not forsake the works of Your hands. — Psalm 138:8 (NKJV)

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