August 30, 2006

The secret of our growth in grace by Octavius Winslow

"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. By Octavius Winslow