• “In all places and at all times, we can have that familiar friendship, we can have Him with us; and there may be through the day a constant interchange of private words, of little offerings, too small to have any name attached to them—by which the bonds of that familiar friendship grow closer and more real, until it comes to that special personal intimacy, which we call sanctity.” – Janet Erskine Stuart, 1857-1914

Joy and Strength 10/11

The cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?
John xviii. 11.

Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.
Rom. xii. 2.

WE are often greatly hindered in the fulfilment of our duties by an unconscious clinging to self, which holds us back from God, and which leads us to seek our rest in something other than the simple fulfilment of His most holy will. If we honestly sought nothing save His will, we. should always be in a state of perfect peace, let what may happen. But, very often, even when we ask that God’s will may be done, we still wish it to be done after our fashion.
Pere Hyacinthe Besson.

When we are fully delivered from the influence of selfish considerations, and have become conformed to the desires and purposes of the Infinite Mind, we shall drink the cup, and drink it cheerfully, whatever it may be. In a word, we shall necessarily be submissive and happy in all trials, and in every change and diversity of situation. Not because we are seeking happiness, or .thinking of happiness, as a distinct object, but because the glorious will of Him whom our soul loves supremely, is accomplished in us.
Thomas C. Upham

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  • “Restlessness and impatience change nothing except our peace and joy. Peace does not dwell in outward things, but in the heart prepared to wait trustfully and quietly on Him who has all things safely in His hands.” – Elisabeth Elliot

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I made haste, and did not delay To keep Your commandments. — Psalm 119:60 (NKJV)

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