• ”If you have lost your life, remember that He promises that you will find it.” – Elisabeth Elliot

Build Me A Son by General Douglas MacArthur

Build me a son, O Lord, who’ll be strong enough to know
When he is weak, and knows enough to face himself when he’s afraid;
Who’ll be proud and unbending in honest defeat,
And humble and gentle in victory.

Build me a son whose wishbone
Will not be where his backbone should be;
A son who will know Thee and know himself
As the foundation stone of knowledge.

Lead him, I pray not in the path of ease and comfort,
But under the stress and spur of difficulties and challenge;
Here let him learn to stand up in the storm,
Here let him learn compassion for those who fall.

Build me a son whose heart will be clear and whose goal will be high,
A son who will master himself before he seeks to master other men;
One who will learn to laugh, yet not forget to weep,
One who will reach into the future, yet never forget the past.

And after all these are his, add I pray,
Enough of a sense of humor,
So that he may always be serious,
Yet never take himself too seriously.

Give him humility so that he may always remember
The simplicity of true greatness, the open mind of true wisdom,
And the meekness of true strength;
Then I, his father, will dare to whisper, ‘I have not lived in vain.’

A poem given to Leonard Ravenhill by his father at age 19.

From the biography In Light of Eternity by Mack Tomlinson pg. 129-130

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  • “O beloved friends, there is a life on wings. I feel the streams of His life fill me and permeate my mortal frame from my head to my feet, until no words are adequate to describe it. I can only make a few bungling attempts to tell you what it is like and ask the Lord to reveal to you the rest. May He reveal to you your inheritance in Christ Jesus so that you will press on and get all that He has for you.” – Carrie Judd Montgomery

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Can anyone hide himself in secret places, So I shall not see him?” says the Lord; “Do I not fill heaven and earth?” says the Lord. — Jeremiah 23:24 (NKJV)

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