from the Inner Life of Ruth Bryan)
"As your days, so shall your strength be." Dt. 33:25
I seem to see with fresh light, that it is vain to
expect to come to a certain state, when we shall
live by grace, constantly and spontaneously. The
desirable position is, to live in felt dependence
and emptiness--seeking constant renewings of
the Holy Spirit--to live by simple faith on Jesus.
Therefore, if I receive ever such large and fresh
inflowings of grace today, I must not think that
it is a stock for tomorrow; or think then to act by
this day's power, or walk by this day's light.
"Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto You
daily." Psalm 86:3
"Give us this day our daily bread."
"Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who
daily bears our burdens." Psalm 68:19