Precious Jesus

"Afresh, precious, precious Jesus, I resign this body to You, for doing or suffering, for living or dying. Will You accept it? Will You use me for Your glory more than heretofore, that You may have some little return for all the benefits You have done to me? Oh, do grant this request; my heart longs for it, my spirit pleads for it; and "if You will, You can." You know the hot temptation of which I am the subject. Bring Your glory out of it, and keep me from the evil, and it shall be well." - Ruth Bryan

Sunday, January 10, 2016

The scars of discipleship

"Oh my friends, how far are you prepared to obey the Lord Jesus Christ? How absolute is His lordship over you? My dear unscarred friends, you who have managed to avoid the cross and evade the clear pathway of obedience; you who are tucked away somewhere in a cushy job, while the will of God is that you should spend and be spent elsewhere. I want to tell you that there is a day coming when, beneath the lustre of the eternal throne of God and the glare of His all-seeing eye, you will give anything for a scar".

J. Glyn Owen

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