"It may be of good use to Christians to preserve in writing an account of the providences of God concerning them, the constant series of mercies they have experienced, especially those turns and changes which made some days of their lives more remarkable. Our memories need this help.....that we may 'remember the way which the Lord our God has led us in the wilderness.'"
Below is something I read recently that I wanted to share ~
ersisting to the end will be the burr under your saddle, the thorn in your flesh when the road ahead seems endless and your soul begs an early discharge. It weighs down every other difficulty of your calling....This persevering is hard work! Taking up the cross daily, praying always, watching night and day, and never laying aside our armor to indulge ourselves, sends many sorrowful away from Christ. Yet this is your calling, to make the Christian faith your daily work, without any vacation from one end of the year to the other.
As part of Christ's army you march in the ranks of valiant spirits. Every one of your fellow soldiers is the child of a King. Some, like you, are in the midst of battle, besieged on every side by affliction and temptation. Others after many assaults, repulses, and rallyings of their faith, are already standing upon the walls of heaven as conquerors. From there they look down and urge you, their comrades on earth, to march up the hill after them. This is their cry, "Fight to the death and the city is your own, as it is now ours! For the waging of a few days conflict, you will be rewarded with heaven's glory. One moment of this celestial joy will dry up all your tears, heal all your wounds, and erase the sharpness of the fight with the joy of your permanent victory."
The Christian in Complete Armor by William Gurnall
I also want to wish my little brother, Zechariah a happy birthday. He turns 14 today, maybe I shouldn't call him little anymore.......he is much taller than me:-). I hope everyone has a good day!