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

Joy and Strength 08/03

Oh, that thou hadst hearkened to My commandments! then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea.
IsA. xlviii.

IT is so easy to become more thick-skinned in coniscience, more tolerant of evil, more hopeless of good, more careful of one’s own comfort and one’s own property, more self-satisfied in leaving high aims and great deeds to enthusiasts, and then to believe that one is growing older and wiser. And yet those high examples, those good works, those great triumphs over evil, which single hands effect sometimes, we are all grateful for, when they are done, whatever we may have said of the doing. But we speak of saints and enthusiasts for good, as if some special gifts were made to them in middle age which are withheld from other men. Is it not rather that some few souls keep alive the lamp of zeal and high desire which God lights for most of us while life is young?
Juliana Horatia Ewing.

To live with a high ideal is a successful life. It is not what one does, but what one tries to do, that makes the soul strong and fit for a noble career.
E. P. Tenney.

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For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? — Mark 8:36 (NKJV)

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