Monday, 29 March 2010

Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards: #52

52. I frequently hear persons in old age say how they would live, if they were to live their lives over again: Resolved, that I will live just so as I can think I shall wish I had done, supposing I live to old age. July 8, 1723.

Much better than worrying about whether I will live long, or how I will turn out. Make every opportunity, each moment as worship to God, remembering that the days are numbered.

(Source: A Puritan's Mind)

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards: #49, #50, #51

49. Resolved, that this never shall be, if I can help it.

urm... ok.
50. Resolved, I will act so as I think I shall judge would have been best, and most prudent, when I come into the future world. July 5, 1723.

Remembering the Day is a good thing. Live in light of it.
51. Resolved, that I will act so, in every respect, as I think I shall wish I had done, if I should at last be damned. July 8, 1723.

Again, remember the future.

(Source: A Puritan's Mind)

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

My God is calling me to a life-long adventure.

I see this adventure ahead of me. It is a long journey interlaced with both pain and joy, often in that order. I can see that the path will bring confusion at times, and will bring grief certainly. But I then see that the path is also narrow and straight, and I hear my Lord's clear voice. He will lead me, He will guard me. He will provide, He will change me. He will keep me and love me, and He will get all glory from and through me.

I don't know what my Lord is going to do to me, but I know He will do it because He loves me. I only ask Him to take charge of me and claim me as His. I love to, I yearn to see His immense power and grace propelling me to Himself that my unworthy mouth be silenced and that I may simply bow down before Him and worship.

O may the glorious King rule forever and ever!