• “Jesus, who so often says “Whoever loves Me…” “Do you love Me?” is concerned about our LOVE! He is concerned about a special kind of love…He who has loved us so much wants to possess us completely, with everything we are and have. Jesus gave Himself wholly and completely for us. Now His love is yearning for us to surrender ourselves and everything that we are to Him, so that He can really be our “first love” – Basilea Schlink

Joy and Strength 09/14

I wiil walk within my house with a perfect heart.
Ps. ci. 2.

Teach me, O God, Thy holy way.
And give me an obedient mind
That in Thy service I may find
My soul’s delight from day to day.
William Tidd Matson

AS far as human frailty will permit, each little trifling piece of duty which presents itself to us in daily life, if it be only a compliance with some form of social courtesy, should receive a consecration, by setting God — His will, word, and Providence — before us in it, and by lifting up our hearts to Him in ejaculatory prayer, while we are engaged in it. The idea must be thoroughly worked into the mind, and woven into the texture of our spiritual life, that the minutest duties which God prescribes to us in the order of His Providence – a casual visit, a letter of sympathy, an obligation of courtesy, are not by any means too humble to be made means of spiritual advancement, if only the thing be done “as to the Lord, and not to men.”
Edward Meyrick Goulburn

Learn to commend thy daily acts to God, so shall the dry everyday duties of common life be steps to heaven, and lift thy heart thither.
Edward B. Pusey

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