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    David Brainerd on:    

Of late God has been pleased to keep my soul hungry almost continually, so that I have been filled with a kind of pleasing pain. When I really enjoy God, I feel my desires of Him the more insatiable and my thirstings after holiness more unquenchable.

    Topics: Holiness

God was so precious to my soul that the world with all its enjoyments appeared vile. I had no more value for the favor of men than for pebbles.

    Topics: Humility

As the most extravagant errors were received among the established articles of their faith, so the most infamous vices obtained in their practice, and were indulged not only with impunity, but authorized by the sanction of their laws.

    Topics: Ignorance

I was a little better than speechless all day. O my God, I am speedily coming to Thee! Hasten the day, O Lord, if it be Thy blessed will. Oh, come, Lord Jesus, come quickly.

    Topics: Jesus

I am more weary of life, I think, than ever I was.

    Topics: Life

I love to live on the brink of eternity.

    Topics: Life, Eternity

When you cease from labour, fill up your time in reading, meditation, and prayer: and while your hands are labouring, let your heart be employed, as much as possible, in divine thoughts.

    Topics: Meditation, Prayer, Service

I am an old sinner; and if God had designed mercy for me, he would have called me home to himself before now.

    Topics: Mercy

I fear God never showed mercy to one so vile as I.

    Topics: Mercy

I have withstood the power of convictions a long time; and therefore I fear I shall be finally left of God.

    Topics: Mercy, Conviction

In the silences I make in the midst of the turmoil of life I have appointments with God. From these silences I come forth with spirit refreshed, and with a renewed sense of power. I hear a voice in the silences, and become increasingly aware that it is the voice of God.

    Topics: Power

Give yourself to prayer, to reading and meditation on divine truths: strive to penetrate to the bottom of them and never be content with a superficial knowledge.

    Topics: Prayer, Meditation, Truth
    Source: Mr. Brainerd's Remains, consisting of Letters and Other Papers

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