Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.
— 2 Corinthians 5:20, NKJV
I speak to you, dear brethren and sisters, as an ambassador of Christ; I speak to you who profess to be Christ’s followers, and I ask you, What influence are you exerting upon the youth? what are you doing for those in your own homes?
Shall it be seen that souls have been driven away from Christ rather than gathered to him, because you have not been connected with Heaven; because you were molded after the world’s standard...thus attracting and diverting their minds from the true standard, which is Christ Jesus?
I feel intensely upon this subject. Day and night it bears upon my soul. Oftentimes when all others in the house were asleep, I have pleaded before God that he would give me wisdom and strength to guide the feet of souls into the path which leads to eternal life.
Many times I have gone before him at midnight and entreated for help and wisdom that I might be able to lead the minds of my children in the channel of truth. I did not ask him to give them worldly honors, but that we might raise them up in the ways of truth and righteousness, and that they might love to do the will of God. Mothers have a great responsibility resting upon them.
I want to work for God every hour of my life, and every moment; and then I want to crowd in all the work I can consistent with the amount of strength he gives me.
Will you not come to the Lord, and find in him your strength? Will you not give yourselves to him today? Can you not say, Here am I, Lord, and all that I am is thine? Thou hast bought me, and I am thine. Take me just as I am, and wash me from the defilement of sin. Help me to honor thee in the earth, and give me an immortal tongue that I may praise thee throughout the ceaseless ages of eternity.
— The Review and Herald, January 4, 1887
Plead before God that He will give you wisdom and strength to guide the feet of souls into the path that leads to eternal life.
Entreat Him for help and wisdom to lead the minds of your children in the channel of truth.
Ask Him that you may raise them up in the ways of truth and righteousness that they might love to do the will of God.
Say, Here am I, Lord, all that I am is Yours. You have bought me and I am Yours. Take me just as I am and wash me from the defilement of sin. Help me to honor You in the earth. Give me an immortal tongue that I may praise You throughout the ceaseless ages of eternity.