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

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

what is ours

Until we come to heaven the world is ours, the good and evil of it, the bitter and the sweet of it, the comforts and the crosses of it, the gains and the losses of it, the love and the hate of it, the smiles and the frowns, the friends and the foes in it. All is designed for, and shall further promote our spiritual and eternal welfare. Life is ours. All the troubles, sickness pains, evil tidings, persecutions, disappointments, losses of relations, shame, reproach, or whatever attends this mortal life, shall be sanctified and blessed to us for our good. Yea, death is ours, that shall be our advantage, our gain, that shall put a full end and period to all our sin and suffering, and be a door of entrance for us into glory in our Father's house. Our things present, our present tears, sorrows, miseries, infirmities, shall be so ordered and over-ruled by the wisdom and love of our Father, that they shall all help us onward to Heaven. Things to come are ours, all that glory to be revealed, that saints' everlasting rest that is prepared for the people of God, that crown of righteousness, of glory, and of life. That kingdom of glory, that unspeakable, that inconceivable state of happiness and blessedness which Christ our lord hath purchased with his blood, all this is ours also. 

JOHN BUNYAN

2 comments:

Sheryl said...

Lyn, this is not in direct relation to your post, but I was reading this that I thought you might enjoy as well:

https://justifiedbychristalone.com/2011/10/29/james-popham-the-spirit-of-the-age-is-a-deadly-spirit/

lyn said...

Thanks, I will take a look. BTW, I did hear from Amy concerning 'Q'. She has been busy, but is going to look into the thread and investigate further....