Prayer is the never-failing response of the Christian in any case, in every plight. When you cannot use your sword, you may take up the weapon of prayer. Your powder may be damp, your bowstring may be relaxed, but the weapon of prayer need never be out of order. Satan laughs at the javelin, but he trembles at prayer. Swords and spears need to be sharpened, but prayer never rusts; and when we think it most blunt, it cuts the best. Prayer is an open door that no one can shut. Devils may surround you on all sides, but the way upward is always open, and as long as that road is unobstructed, you will not fall into the enemy’s hand.
Source: Spurgeon Morning and Evening
“Gone, they tell me, is youth,
Gone is the strength of my life,
Nothing remains but decline,
Nothing but age and decay.
Not so, I’m God’s little child..
Only beginning to live;
Coming the days of my prime,
Coming the strength of my life,
Coming the vision of God,
Coming my bloom and my power.”
Inquire of God not mediums and necromancers who chirp and mutter (Isaiah 8:19)
“Give us, O, Lord, thankful hearts which never forget Your goodness to us. Give us, O Lord, grateful hearts, which do not waste time complaining” ~ Aquinas
My sister and her husband are flying over to spend the weekend with us. Woohoo. I will be scarce on the internet. Hope they bring their cold weather clothing as we are already in the 20’s Thursday evening with the next several nights lows in the 20’s. High tomorrow not to get out of the 30’s! Yikes! Have a good weekend!
6 thoughts on “Quotes of the Week ~ 3”
…I’m having a hard time getting past that beautiful image.
What ‘great’ quotes this morning. Thank you for sharing.
Have a great time with your family visiting. Your temperature sounds a bit too cold for me. Yikes, 20 degrees. It is still very warm and humid down here in s.e. FL. Chilly weather I am looking forward to though and I hope we get some.
Have a great weekend and Happy November ~ FlowerLady
Spurgeon – what a mighty man of God! The Carmichael poem has been forwarded to many older (HA! my age) friends…such a comfort.
Hello, beautiful landscape and view. The poem is lovely. Enjoy your visit with the family. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!
Lovely poem. Hope your weekend with your sister is fun and warm.
Lovely words on prayer and so true! Enjoy your company and stay warm!😃💕