• “Jesus came!—-And came for me. Simple words! and yet expressing Depths of holy mystery, Depths of wondrous love and blessing. Holy Spirit , make me see All His coming means for me, ‘ Take the things of Christ , I pray, Show them to my heart today.” – Francis R. Havergal

Joy and Strength 09/08

Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of His, and give thanks at the remembrance of His holiness.
Ps. XXX. 4.

Glad with Thy light, and glowing with Thy love.
So let me ever speak and think and move
As fits a soul new-touched with life from heaven
That seeks but so to order all her course
As most to show the glory of that Source
By whom alone her strength, her life are g^ven.
C. J. P. Spitta

OUR Christianity is apt to be of a very “dutiful” kind. We mean to do our duty, we attend church and go to our communions. But our hearts are full of the difficulties, the hardships, the obstacles which the situation presents, and we go on our way sadly, downhearted and despondent. We need to learn that true Christianity is inseparable from deep joy; and the secret of that joy lies in a continual looking away from all else — away from sin and its ways, and from the manifold hindrances to the good we would do — up to God, His love, His purpose, His will. In proportion as we do look up to Him we shall rejoice, and in proportion as we rejoice in the Lord will our religion have tone and power and attractiveness.
Charles Gore

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No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it. — 1 Corinthians 10:13 (NKJV)

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