From Our Founder
From Our Founder...J. Harold Smith:
♦ Begin the day with prayer and you will end it with praise.
♦ Christ is full of medicine for the day of sickness, music for the day of sadness, strength for the day of trial, and riches for eternity.
♦ Remember, what you possess in the world will pass to someone else at your death; but what you are will e yours for eternity.
♦ Charity should begin at home, but it should not stay there.
♦ Christians were meant to soar like eagles, not scratch like chickens.
♦ If you don't want to do business with the Devil, stay out of his ship!
♦ It is best to never mail a letter written in anger.
♦ If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.
♦ There is one thing worse than being a "quitter," and that is being afraid to be a "beginner."
♦ There are two parts to the Gospel: Believing it and Behaving it!
God Has a Will for Your Life
Of tremendous value to all of God's children is the teaching that God has a definite plan and purpose for each individual life. What greater quest can there be than the fulfillment of this will? It is the goal of life; it is the key to success.
Don't think, however, that you must plead with God or persuade Him to reveal His will unto His children. God stands ready to make known His purpose for each individual life. The Scriptures are full of verses telling us to trust the Lord with all our heart, and to commit our ways unto Him. The will of God is set before us in the beautiful example of our Lord's life while on earth. His life verse was, "Not my will, but Thine, be done."
How can we learn the will of God? There is no hard and fast rule by which this may be answered. Yet the answer is not difficult, for the will of God is always in line with the Word of God. The Spirit of God administers the will of God for the child of God. Let us commit ourselves with absolute sincerity while maintaining an active trust, and then God will work out His will in our life. (YGN/February 1950)