Friday, December 16, 2005

CQOD: 12/19/05 -- Newman: pray for a perfect heart

Christian Quotation of the Day

December 19, 2005
    I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O LORD, will I sing.
    I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.
    -- Psalms 101:1,2 (KJV)

    Pray Him to give you what the Scriptures call “an honest and good heart,” or “a perfect heart;” and, without waiting, begin at once to obey Him with the best heart you have. Any obedience is better than none. You have to seek His face; obedience is the only way of seeing Him. All your duties are obediences. To do what He bids is to obey Him, and to obey Him is to approach Him. Every act of obedience is an approach—an approach to Him who is not far off, though He seems so, but close behind this visible screen of things hiding Him from us.
    ... John Henry Newman (1801-1890)

Quiet time reflection:
    Incline my heart to obey Your commands, I pray.

See Believer's Desktop Companion 2004

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