“Think what it would mean to have every word that passes our lips winged and blessed with prayer—always to breathe a little prayer before we speak, as we speak. This would put heavenly sweetness into all our speech! It would make all our words kindly, loving, inspiring words—words that would edify and minister grace to those who hear.”
“Think of a woman amid her household cares—taking everything to God for His blessing, for His approval, for His direction. These are not by any means impossible suppositions. Indeed, this is the way a Christian is to live, should always live—doing all in the name of the Lord Jesus!”
“All religion is in effect love.
Faith is thankful acceptance,
and thankfulness is an expression of love.
Repentance is love mourning.
Yearning for holiness is love seeking.
Obedience is love pleasing.
Self-denial is the mortification of self-love.
Sobriety is the curtailing of carnal love.”
A.W. Pink, Gleanings from Paul (p.453)
“Light words weigh heavy in God’s balance.”
John Flavel, Works: The Art of Preserving the Fruit of the Lips
“Trust Him where you cannot trace Him.”
“To love at all is to be vulnerable.
Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken.
If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one,
not even an animal.
Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries;
avoid all entanglements.
Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness.
But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change.
It will not be broken;
it will become unbreakable,
To love is to be vulnerable.”
― C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves
“The routines of housework and of mothering may be seen as a kind of death, and it is appropriate that they should be, for they offer a chance, day after day, to lay down one’s life for others. Then they are no longer routines.”
“It is impossible to get a man to see something when his entire notion of a self-identity
and respect depends upon his not seeing it.”
– Doug Wilson
“Intimate fellowship with God can be enjoyed not only by one in the cloister but by the housewife while engaged in her domestic tasks and by her husband as he works for his daily bread. God graciously communes with each of His people while they are about their secular duties as there are discharged in obedience to Him.”
A.W. Pink, Gleanings from Paul: The Prayers of the Apostle (p.313)
“Be sure to set aside time in your life to thank God for the unspeakable grace that He shows in not granting all your prayers.” D. Wilson
“I have always found that the meaning of a text can be better learned by prayer than in any other way.”