• “I live, therefore, as well as I can express it, out of myself and all other creatures, in union with God. It is thus that God, by His sanctifying grace, has become to me All in all.” – Madame Guyon

Joy and Strength 03/27

Not as I will, but as Thou wilt.
Matt. xxvi. 39.

Thy will, not mine, O Lord,
However dark it be!
Lead me by Thine own hand.
Choose out the path for me.
I dare not choose my lot;
I would not, if I might,
Choose Thou for me, my God;
So shall I walk aright.
HORATIUS BONAR.

CHOOSE but the will of God, and thou wiliest with His wisdom, thou choosest with His all-perfect choice; thou enterest into His counsels; thou lovest with His love. Be this our watch-word, brethren, for the Church, for those we love, for our own souls. Be this our rule in action, “n©t what I will, but what Thou’; this, in sufFering; “not what I, but what Thou.” This shall hallow our hopes; this shall hush our fears; this shall ward off disquiet; this shall preserve our peace; this shall calm anxieties; this (if so it must be) shall soothe our heart-aches; this shall give repose to our weariness; this, the deeper our trouble, shall be the deeper foretaste of everlasting peace and rest. “Lord, not what I will, but what Thou “; not what I, in my misery, and ignorance, and blindness, and sin, but what Thou, in Thy mercy, and holiness, and wisdom, and love.
E. B. Pusey.

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Be glad then, you children of Zion, And rejoice in the Lord your God; For He has given you the former rain faithfully, And He will cause the rain to come down for you— The former rain, And the latter rain in the first month. — Joel 2:23 (NKJV)

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