• “All that I know is that God is infinitely holy, righteous and happy; that all goodness is in Him; and that, as to myself, I am a mere nothing.” – Madame Guyon

December 12 – Daily Strength for Daily Needs

I delight to do Thy will, O my God: yea, Thy law is within my heart.–PS. xl. 8.

A patient, a victorious mind, That life and all things casts behind, Springs forth obedient to Thy call; A heart that no desire can move, But still to adore, believe, and love, Give me, my Lord, my Life, my All.
P. GERHARDT.
That piety which sanctifies us, and which is a true devotion to God, consists in doing all His will precisely at the time, in the situation, and under the circumstances, in which He has placed us. Perfect devotedness requires, not only that we do the will of God, but that we do it with love. God would have us serve Him with delight; it is our hearts that He asks of us.
FRANÇOIS DE LA MOTHE FÉNELON.
Devotion is really neither more nor less than a general inclination and readiness to do that which we know to be acceptable to God. It is that “free spirit,” of which David spoke when he said, “I will run the way of Thy commandments, when Thou hast set my heart at liberty.” People of ordinary goodness walk in God’s way, but the devout run in it, and at length they almost fly therein. To be truly devout, we must not only do God’s will, but we must do it cheerfully.
ST. FRANCIS DE SALES.

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[The Day of the Lord] But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, — 2 Peter 3:10-11 (NKJV)

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