Friday, December 6, 2013
QUAINT WORDS - New December Feature!
Welcome to "Quaint Words!"
This is a feature that I have done before, and I thought it would fun to reprise it for the month of December!
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!
"To some the love of the ringing praises of men made strong appeal and they forgot that the silence of death hushes all but the voice of God. Others for the love of bodily ease set a-hungering for the delicacies of this world and sapped their stalwartness in their service of their King. Yet others again have let the love of a fellow-creature steal in upon a heart that should have had a single Lover and Him upon the altar-throne. So they all let other and mean loves come into their lives and cheat their God of an undivided heart...
Jesus, save me from my own heart's truancy. I know it well that You must be the only object of my love and in my thankful moments I would have it always so - but then! Away I go, back to the tinseled, loud-mouthed world, and many, many a time my heart is weaned from You, at least in little things. Teach me, dearest Master, teach this backward child that Yours is the only love worth having, that You and Heaven are the only goals worth striving for."
(From "My Changeless Friend" by Francis P. Le Buffe, c. 1921)
"...'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'..." (Luke 10:27, NIV)
*What is the one thing that seems to *steal* you away from the Lord?
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