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Just remaining quietly in the presence of God, listening to Him, being attentive to Him, requires a lot of courage and know-how.

    Author: Thomas Merton

Actually, only God can satisfy a Christian's heart; man cannot.

    Author: Watchman Nee

He who is able to accept everything gladly from the Lord - including darkness, dryness, flatness - and completely disregard self is he who lives for Him.

    Author: Watchman Nee

After a person has forsaken his natural longings he obtains a genuinely restful life. Formerly he had many desires. To satisfy them he planned, plotted and contrived, exhausting every ounce of his wisdom and power. His heart was in constant turmoil. But that child of God who purely follows the spirit and seeks not his own pleasure is satisfied with what God gives to him: and his restlessness immediately ceases.

    Author: Watchman Nee

Great offices will have great talents, and God gives to every man the virtue, temper, understanding, taste, that lifts him into life, and lets him fall just in the niche he was ordained to fill.

    Author: William Cowper

Contentment with the divine will is the best remedy we can apply to misfortunes.

    Author: William Temple

Among all the accomplishments of youth there is none preferable to a decent and agreeable behavior among men, a modest freedom of speech, a soft and elegant manner of address, a graceful and lovely deportment, a cheerful gravity and good-humor, with a mind appearing ever serene under the ruffling accidents of human life.

    Author: Isaac Watts

Roses grow on thorns and honey wears a sting.

    Author: Isaac Watts

I would not change my blest estate for all the world calls good or great.

    Author: Isaac Watts

If my life is surrendered to God, all is well. Let me not grab it back, as though it were in peril in His hand but would be safer in mine!

    Author: Elisabeth Elliot

We must do our business faithfully; without trouble or disquiet, recalling our mind to GOD mildly, and with tranquility, as often as we find it wandering from Him.

    Author: Brother Lawrence

It is His joy that remains in us that makes our joy full.

    Author: A.B. Simpson

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