Sunday, October 12, 2014

Bounds: the refreshed heart

Sunday, October 12, 2014
    Commemoration of Wilfrid, Abbot of Ripon, Bishop of York, Missionary, 709
    Commemoration of Elizabeth Fry, Prison Reformer, 1845
    Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.
    —2 Timothy 2:15 (NIV)
    Prayer freshens the heart of the preacher, keeps it in tune with God and in sympathy with the people, lifts his ministry out of the chilly air of a profession, fructifies routine and moves every wheel with the facility and power of a divine unction.
    ... E. M. Bounds (1835-1913), Preacher and Prayer, Publishing House of the M. E. Church, South, Dallas, Tex., 1907, p. 28 (see the book)
    See also 2 Tim. 2:15; 1 Cor. 1:22-23; Phil. 1:9-10; Col. 4:2-4; 2 Tim. 4:2
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, I lift up those who minister to me, that they might always seek You in prayer.
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