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Content With What You Have – Jeremiah Burroughs

What a foolish thing is this, that because I have not got what I want, I will not enjoy the comfort of what I have.

– Jeremiah Burroughs –
from The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment, 1648

Different From the Rest of Mankind – Richard Baxter

That this Spirit is given to all true believers is evident by the effects of his being given. They have ends, affections, and lives different from the rest of mankind; they live upon the hopes of a better life, and their heavenly interest overrules all the opposite interest of this world. In order to this they live under the conduct of divine authority, and to obey and please God is the great business of their lives.

– Richard Baxter –
from Dying Thoughts, 1683

No Need for Envy in Spiritual Things – Richard Sibbes

In spiritual things there is no basis for envy, for everyone may partake of everything. In the things of this life there is envy, because the more one has, the less another has. But for more to partake of spiritual things is a matter of glory and excellency.

– Richard Sibbes –
from Glorious Freedom, 1639

Prayer – Thomas Brooks

If the prayers of God’s children are so faint that they can not reach up as high as heaven, then God will bow the heavens and come down to their prayers.

– Thomas Brooks –

God Is With Us – CS Lewis

God whispers to us in our joys, speaks to us in our difficulties, and shouts to us in our pains.

– CS Lewis –

Christianity Is More Than a Name – Joseph Alleine

Conversion is not the taking upon us the profession of Christianity. Christianity is more than a name. If we will hear Paul, it does not lie in word, but in power (1 Cor. 4:20). 

– Joseph Alleine –
from A Sure Guide to Heaven, 1671

The Way of Simplicity – AW Tozer

If we would find God amid all the religious externals we must first determine to find him, and then proceed in the way of simplicity.  …We must put away all effort to impress, and come with the guileless candor of childhood. If we do this, without doubt God will quickly respond.

– AW Tozer –
from The Pursuit of God

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