Grace

Faith has Influence – Thomas Brooks

Faith has Influence – Thomas Brooks

Faith has an influence upon all other graces: it is like a silver thread, that runs through a chain of pearls; it puts strength and vivacity into all other graces. 

– Thomas Brooks –

Glory Begun – Thomas Brooks

Glory Begun – Thomas Brooks

What is grace but glory begun? And what is glory but grace perfected? Grace is glory in the bud, and glory is grace at full.

– Thomas Brooks –
from Heaven on Earth: A Treatise on Christian Assurance,1654

Growing in Grace – JC Ryle

Growing in Grace – JC Ryle

When I speak of a person growing in grace, I mean simply this —that his sense of sin is becoming deeper, his faith stronger, his hope brighter, his love more extensive, and his spiritual mindedness more marked.

– JC Ryle –

Enabling Grace – Charles Spurgeon

Enabling Grace – Charles Spurgeon

Grace makes us the servants of God while still we are the servants of men: it enables us to do the business of heaven while we are attending to the business of earth: It sanctifies the common duties of life by showing us how to perform them in the light of heaven.

– Charles Spurgeon –
from Council for Christian Workers

The great desire of the converted – Joseph Alleine

The great desire of the converted – Joseph Alleine

Before conversion, the man made light of Christ, minded his farm, friends, merchandise, more than Christ; now, Christ is to him as his necessary food, his daily bread, the life of his heart, the staff of his life. His great desire is, that Christ may be magnified in him.

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

Find Contentment – Jeremiah Burroughs

Find Contentment – Jeremiah Burroughs

A man whose bones are filled with marrow, and his veins with good blood does not complain of the cold as others do. So a gracious heart, having the Spirit of God within him, and his heart filled with grace has that within him that makes him find contentment.

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

People of prayer – Thomas Coke

People of prayer – Thomas Coke

A real minister of the gospel is a man of prayer. Prayer is his grand employment, his safety, his first and perpetual duty; and under grace, the grand source of his consolation. Our instructions will be always barren, if they be not watered with our tears and prayers.

– Thomas Coke –

Take the Hardest Thing in Your Life – Lilias Trotter

Take the Hardest Thing in Your Life – Lilias Trotter

Take the very hardest thing in your life — the place of difficulty, outward or inward, and expect God to triumph gloriously in that very spot. Just there He can bring your soul into blossom.

– Lilias Trotter –