He gave Himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to cleanse for Himself a people for His own possession, eager to do good works.
Every one whose name is on the church books should clearly understand what union with the church means. It means that you have pledged yourself to serve God. It means that you have fully surrendered self to him, in order that Christ may reign where self once reigned.
It means that your fixed purpose is to be one with God, one with his people; that you will exercise self-denial and self-sacrifice to advance the interests of his kingdom; that you will strive to overcome everything that hinders growth in grace.
I beseech the members of every church to seek now for the greatest blessing heaven can bestow—the Holy Spirit. If in faith you seek for a greater measure of God’s Spirit, you will be constantly taking it in and breathing it out. Daily you will receive a fresh supply, daily your experience will be enriched by the rich current of God’s love.
Let your daily prayer be, “Take away, O Lord, what thou dost choose to take, but withhold not from us thy Holy Spirit.”
The King of kings bends low to listen to the prayer coming from one who desires to do the Master’s will. An earnest prayer offered from a sincere, contrite heart is of more value in God’s sight than is eloquence of speech.
God hears every prayer offered with the incense of faith. His weakest child may exert an influence in harmony with the councils of heaven. It is in answer to prayer that God revives his work.
If all would realize that it is their privilege to be laborers together with God, with what earnestness and devotion they would labor to enlighten the world!
God says, “Them that honor me I will honor.” Let us honor him by joining the ranks of his workers. The Leader of the host of heaven is waiting for human agencies to enlist in his service. He will lead us forth… With such a Leader we may gain victory in every conflict.
— Review and Herald, June 23, 1903
Pledge yourself to serve God, fully surrender self to Him so Christ may reign where self once reigned.
Seek now for the greatest blessing heaven can bestow—the Holy Spirit.
Let your daily prayer be, “Take away, O Lord, what You choose to take, but withhold not from us Your Holy Spirit.”
Enlist in His service. He will lead us forth that we may gain victory in every conflict.