Welcome to "Quaint Words!”
These posts will contain thoughts, poems, and prayers from old books that I have found at antique stores, flea markets, and garage sales (with an occasional treasure from a bookstore).
I love the rhythm and sound of the older English language, and am blessed by other believers who have gone before me!
"You have now begun, dear reader, the life of faith. You have given yourselves to the Lord to be His wholly and altogether, and you are now entirely in His hands to be moulded and fashioned according to His own divine purpose, into a vessel unto His honor.
Your one most earnest desire is to follow Him whithersosever He may lead you, and to be very pliable in His hands; and you are trusting Him to 'work in you to will and to do of His good pleasure.'
But you find a great difficulty here...[you] are therefore in great doubt and perplexity as to what really is His will concerning you...
Settle this point then, first of all, and let no suggestion of doubt turn you from a steadfast faith in regard to it, that Divine guidance has been promised, and that, if you seek it, you are sure to receive it."
(From "The Christian's Secret Of a Happy Life" by Hannah Whitall Smith, c. 1888.
(A listing of books and authors, and also dates of individual postings from those books, will be found on my "QUAINT WORDS" page)
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