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Wednesday, June 20

just like that!

E'ry now and again, something hits me hard. Really hard. Following is a quote I found at that hit me like...well, how do they say it? Like a Mack Truck. If it doesn't hit you...then you're the perfect Christian. Literally.

Or, you need Jesus. Really.

"Heart-work is hard work indeed. To shuffle over religious duties with a loose and careless spirit, will cost no great difficulties; but to set yourself before the Lord, and to tie up your loose and vain thoughts to a constant and serious attendance upon him, this will cost you something.

"To attain ease and dexterity of language in prayer and to be able to put your meaning into appropriate and fitting expressions is easy; but to get your heart broken for sin while you are actually confessing it; melted with free grace even while you are blessing God for it; to be really ashamed and humbled through the awareness of God's infinite holiness, and to keep your heart in this state not only in, but after these duties, will surely cost you some groans and travailing pain of soul."

~ John Flavel (1628-1691)

Oooff! 'scuse me, while I go recover from the collision...

ibcarlos, Reformed thinker

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