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!
"GOD HIMSELF HIS OWN BEST GIFT -
Enlarge your desires and your prayers. Do not ask merely for mercies and favours and common gifts. Do not ask God merely to give you bread, and health, and home, and friends, and prosperity; or, rising yet a step higher, do not content yourself with asking for grace to help in temptation, or for strength to fill up your weakness, or for wisdom to guide you in perplexity, or for holiness and purity and power.
Ask for God himself, and then open your heart to receive him. If you have God, you have all other gifts and blessings in him.
And it is him himself that God is willing to give for the asking, not merely the favours and benefits that his hand dispense. Ask most largely."
(From "In Green Pastures" by J.R. Miller, c. 1840-1912)
(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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