Thursday, February 3, 2011

John Wesley = Good Advice.

In the early days of the Methodist church, John Wesley received a letter from a colleague complaining that his spiritual life was "withering." Wesley's response was (and is) a classic call to personal devotion and development:

"O begin! Fix some part of your day for private exercises. You may acquire the taste which you have not: what is tedious at first will afterward be pleasant. Whether you like it or not, read and pray daily. It is for your life; there is no other way: else you will be a trifler all your days." -from Prayer and Devotional Life of United Methodists, by Steve Harper

Hear now the Word of the LORD:
"The LORD protects the simplehearted; when I was in great need, he saved me. Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the LORD as been good to you." -Psalm 116:6-7 (NIV)


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