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Lord Make Me Weak – Jim Elliot

Sufficiency in myself is a persistent thought, though I try to judge it. Lord Jesus, Tender Lover of this brute soul, wilt Thou make me weak? I long to understand Thy sufficiency and my inadequacy, and how can I sense this except in experience? So, Lord, Thou knowest what I am able to bear. Send trouble that I might know peace; send anxiety that I might know rest in Thee. Send hard things that I may learn to rely on Thy dissolving them. Strange askings, and I do not know what I speak, but “my desire is toward Thee”—anything that will intensify and make me tender, Savior. O desire to be like Thee, Thou knowest.

– Jim Elliot –
From his journal, October 27, 1948

Pray With Heart – John Bunyan

When you pray, rather let your hearts be without words, than your words without a heart.

– John Bunyan –

A Wonder Working Faith – Thomas Watson

A great faith is a wonder-working faith. It can do those things which exceed the power of nature. A great faith can open heaven, it can overcome the world (1 John 5:4); it can master a tendency to sin (2 Sam. 22:24); it can prefer the glory of God before secular interest (Rom.9:1); it can rejoice in affliction (1 Thess. 1:6).

– Thomas Watson –
from The Lords Supper, 1665 

What God Needs – EM Bounds

It is not great talents or great learning or great preachers that God needs, but men great in holiness.

– EM Bounds –

Created for Holiness – Oswald Chambers

God has one destined end for mankind – holiness! His one aim is the production of saints. God is not an eternal blessing-machine for men. He did not come to save men out of pity. He came to save men because He had created them to be holy.

– Oswald Chambers –

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