• “I was poor in the midst of riches, and ready to perish with hunger near a table plentifully spread and a continual feast. Oh, Beauty, ancient and new! Why have I known thee so late? Alas, I sought thee where thou wast not, and did not seek thee where thou wast…” – Madame Guyon

Joy and Strength 01/03

Let all those that seek Thee rejoice and be glad in Thee; let such as love Thy salvation say continually, The Lord be magnified.
Ps. xl. 16.

Then will I go unto the altar of God; unto God my exceeding joy.
Ps. xliii. 4.

We doubt the word that tells us : Ask,
And ye shall have your prayer;
We turn our thoughts as to a task.
With will constrained and rare.

And yet we have; these scanty prayers
Yield gold without alloy;
O God, but he who trusts and dares
Must have a boundless joy!
George Macdonald.

TELL them that, until religion cease to be a burden, it is nothing,— until prayer cease to be a weariness, it is nothing. However difficult and however imperfect, the spirit must still rejoice in it.
Edward Irving.

From a weary laborer, worn with slavish and ineffectual toil, I had become as a little child receiving from God the free gift of eternal life and of daily sustenance; and prayer, from a weary spiritual exercise, had become the simple asking from the Heavenly Father of daily bread, and thanking Him.
Elizabeth Rundle Charles

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[The Eternal Word] In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. — John 1:1-2, 14 (NKJV)

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