• “Maturity starts with the willingness to give oneself.” – Elisabeth Elliot (Let Me Be a Woman)

Joy and Strength 02/09

Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
1 Thess. v. 17, 18.

As Thou, Lord, an immortal soul
Hast breathed into me,
So let my soul be breathing forth
Immortal thanks to Thee.
John Mason.

LET us not be content to pray morning and evening, but let us live in prayer all day long. Let this prayer, this life of love, which means death to self, spread out from our seasons of prayer, as from a centre, over all that we have to do. All should become prayer, that is, a loving consciousness of God’s presence, whether it be social intercourse or business. Such a course as this will ensure you a profound peace.
Francois de la Mothe Fenelon.

How are we to fulfil our Lord’s injunction, “that men ought always to pray, and not to faint”? By the heart’s prayer, which consists in a constant habitual love of God, trusting Him, submitting in all things to His will; and by giving a never failing heed to His voice, as heard within the conscience.
Jean Nicolas Grou

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  • “Lord, I give up all my own plans and purposes, all my own desires and hopes, and accept Thy will for my life. I give myself, my life, my all utterly to Thee to be Thine forever. Fill me and seal me with Thy Holy Spirit. Use me as Thou wilt, work out Thy whole will in my life at any cost, now and forever.” – Betty Scott Stam, 20th Century Martyr

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[Glorify God Together] Therefore receive one another, just as Christ also received us, to the glory of God. — Romans 15:7 (NKJV)

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