Grace Gems: "The Christian should remember that every day he lives, he has..."
a God to glorify,And all these must be met and performed in the grace of Christ, and not in your own strength, which is perfect weakness.
a soul to save,
repentance to perform,
a Savior to believe and imitate,
a body to mortify through the Spirit,
graces and virtues to nurture by earnest prayer,
sins to weep over and forsake,
mercies and deliverances to be thankful for,
a Hell to avoid,
a Paradise to gain,
an eternity to meditate upon,
time to redeem,
a neighbor to edify,
works of charity to perform,
a world to fear, and yet to conquer,
demons to combat,
passions to subdue, and
perhaps, death to suffer, and judgment to undergo!
"Hold me up, and I shall be safe!" Psalm 119:117
(Hannah More, "Self-Examination")