We never with our eyes saw our own soul; yet we have a soul. We see many rivers, but we know not their first spring and original fountain; yet they have a beginning. …When ye are come to the other side…set down your foot on the shore of glorious eternity, and look back again to the waters and to your wearisome journey, and shall see, in that clear glass of endless glory, nearer to the bottom of God’s wisdom, ye shall then be forced to say, ‘If God had done otherwise with me than He hath done, I had never come to the enjoying of this crown of glory.’ It is your part now to believe, and suffer, and hope, and wait on…
Let your children be as so many flowers, borrowed from God. If the flowers die or wither, thank God for a summer loan of them.
We are as near to heaven as we are far from self, and far from the love of a sinful world.
The hope of heaven under troubles is like wind and sails to the soul.
I have been benefited by praying for others; for by making an errand to God for them I have gotten something for myself.
Grace tried is better than grace, and more than grace; it is glory in its infancy.
The cross of Christ is the sweetest burden that I ever bore; it is such a burden as wings are to a bird, or sails to a ship, to carry me forward to my harbor.
You will not be carried to Heaven lying at ease upon a feather bed.
I wonder many times that ever a child of God should have a sad heart, considering what the Lord is preparing for him.
Faint not; the miles to heaven are but few and short.
My faith hath no bed to sleep upon but omnipotency.
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