Here am I, send me; send me to the ends of the earth; send me to the rough, the savage lost of the wilderness; send me from all that is called comfort on earth; send me even to death itself, if it be but in your service, and to promote your kingdom— David Brainerd
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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.
Let me forget the world and be swallowed up in the desire to glorify God.
We should always look upon ourselves as God's servants, placed in God's world, to do his work; and accordingly labour faithfully for him; not with a design to grow rich and great, but to glorify God, and do all the good we possibly can.
Further, Take heed that you faithfully perform the business you have to do in the world, from a regard to the commands of God; and not from an ambitious desire of being esteemed better than others.
Oh! one hour with God infinitely exceeds all the pleasures and delights of this lower world.
I cared not where or how I lived, or what hardships I went through, so I could but gain souls to Christ
I longed to be a flame of fire continually glowing in the divine service and building up of Christ's kingdom to my last and dying breath.
As long as I see anything to be done for God, life is worth having;
but O how vain and unworthy it is to live for any lower end!
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.
I love to live on the brink of eternity.
All my desire was the conversion of the heathen.
.. I declare, now I am dying, I would not have spent my life otherwise for the whole world.
Saw so much of the wickedness of my heart that I longed to get away from myself.
..I felt almost pressed to death with my own vileness. Oh what a body of death is there in me...Oh the closest walk with God is the sweetest heaven that can be enjoyed on earth!
Thirsting desires and longings possessed my soul after perfect 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.
No amount of scholastic attainment, of able and profound exposition of brilliant and stirring eloquence can atone for the absence of a deep impassioned sympathetic love for human souls.
I hardly ever so longed to live to God and to be altigether devoted to Him.
i want to wear out my life in His service, and for His Glory!!
God designs that those whom He sanctifies.
..shall tarry awhile in this present evil world, that their own experience of temptations may teach them how great the deliverance is, which God has wrought for them.
Oh, that I could spend every moment of my life to God's glory!
I have a secret thought from some things I have observed, that God may perhaps design you for some singular service in the world.
The whole world appears to me like a huge vacuum, a vast empty space, whence nothing desirable, or at least satisfactory, can possibly be derived; and I long daily to die more and more to it; even though I obtain not that comfort from spiritual things which I earnestly desire.
The Lord help me to press after God forever
My soul often mourned of more time and opportunity to be alone with God
O my Blessed God! let me climb up near to Him, and love, and long, and plead, and wrestle, and strech after Him, and for deliverence from the body of sin and death. Alas! my soul mourned to think i should ever lose sight of its Beloved again. O come, Lord Jesus, amen.
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.
I have ever found it, when I have thought the battle was over and the conquest gained, and so let down my watch, the enemy has risen up and done me the greatest injury.
Ardent love or desire introduced, as passionately longing to please and glorify the Divine Being, to be in every respect conformed to him, and in that way to enjoy him.
My disorder has been attended with several symptoms of a consumption;
and I have been at times apprehensive that my great change was at hand: yet blessed be God, I have never been affrighted; but, on the contrary, at times much delighted with a view of its approach.
Toward night, I felt my soul rejoice, that God is unchangeable happy and glorious and that He will be glorified, whatever becomes of His creatures.
I bless God for this retirement: I never was more thankful for any thing than I have been of late for the necessity I am under of self-denial in many respects.
A few of the sublimest geniuses of Rome and Athens had some faint discoveries of the spiritual nature of the human soul, and formed some probable conjectures, that man was designed for a future state of existence.
God plans all perfect combinations.
First, Resolve upon, and daily endeavour to practise, a life of seriousness and strict sobriety.
I board with a poor Scotchman: his wife can talk scarce any English.
I fear God never showed mercy to one so vile as I.
The all-seeing eye of God beheld our deplorable state;
infinite pity touched the heart of the Father of mercies; and infinite wisdom laid the plan of our recovery.
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.
I hoped that my weary pilgrimage in the world would be short;
and that it would not be long before I should be brought to my heavenly home and Father's house.
I am more weary of life, I think, than ever I was.
God enabled me to so agonize in prayer that I was quite wet with perspiration, though in the shade and the cool wind. My soul was drawn out very much from the world, for multitudes of souls.
In the morning was again distressed as soon as I waked, hearing much talk about the world and the things of it. I perceived the men were in some measure afraid of me; and I discoursed something about sanctifying the sabbath, if possible to solemnize their minds: but when they were at a little distance, they again talked freely about secular affairs. Oh, I thought what a hell it would be, to live with such men to eternity!
I longed that those who, I have reason to think, owe me ill will, might be eternally happy. It seemed refreshing to think of meeting them in heaven, how much soever they had injured me on earth: had no disposition to insist upon any confession from them, in order to reconciliation, and the exercise of love and kindness to them. Oh! it is an emblem of heaven itself, to love all the world with a love of kindness, forgiveness, and benevolence.
Oh that God would humble me deeply in the dust before Him! i deserve Hell every day for not lovingmy Lord more, who has, i trust, loved me and given Himself for me.
It is remarkable that God began this work among the Indians at a time when I had the least hope, and to my apprehension the least rational prospect of success.
I have received my all from God. Oh, that I could return my all to God.
We are a long time in learning that all our strength and salvation is in God.
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.
I have withstood the power of convictions a long time;
and therefore I fear I shall be finally left of God.
It is sweet to be nothing and less than nothing that Christ may be all in all.
I am an old sinner; and if God had designed mercy for me, he would have called me home to himself before now.
Worldly pleasures, such as flow from greatness, riches, honours, and sensual gratifications, are infinitely worse than none.