My inward experience has often been a wilderness; but Thou hast owned me still as Thy beloved, and poured streams of love and grace into me to gladden me, and make me fruitful.
We must remember that all stations are as much about life as they are obviously about death. All is redeemed. All is grist for transformation and glory.
It takes a habit to break a habit. You can pray every day for a generous heart, but until you start acting in that direction, nothing’s going to change.
After her initial conversion as a teenager, the author writes, “I was sent back into a world that no longer looked familiar to me. I had to relearn how to do everything.
Those who intend to destroy me, underestimate my ability to regenerate.
We can no more assist the Holy Spirit in the quickening of our souls to spiritual life than Lazarus could help Jesus raise him from the dead.
Spiritual regeneration is a change on the inside of a person or nation as a a result of coming to Jesus, and a change of value system in his life
Past experiences are doubtful food for Christians; a present coming to Christ alone can give us joy and comfort.
In her world, men loved women as the fox loves the hare. And women loved men as the tapeworm loves the gut.
His (Paul’s) entire personality within mutation. He was being turned inside out as he led Jesus light the recesses of his soul.