The secret of our growth in grace

(Octavius Winslow, "The Lord's Prayer" 1866)

"May Your will be done." Matthew 6:10

The great secret of all quietness and contentedness
of mind under all circumstances, is in the resignation
of our own will to God's will.

The moment there arises in the breast the least
hostility to what God does, or enjoins, there is
unhappiness.

The cheerful doing and the patient suffering
of our Father's will resolves itself into perfect
satisfaction with all that He does. This is . . .
  the daily lesson of life,
  the secret of our growth in grace
,
  the essence of our personal holiness.

"May Your will be done!" This is the most
solemn prayer it is possible for man to breathe.




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