— Religious Maxims (1846) CXXXII.
The life of those who dwell in the secret place of the Most High may be called a Hidden Life, because the animating principle, the vital or operative element, is not so much in itself as in another. It is a life grafted into another life. It is the life of the soul, incorporated into the life of Christ; and in such a way, that, while it has a distinct vitality, it has so very much in the sense, in which the branch of a tree may be said to have a distinct vitality from the root.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Choosing to Be Where You Are
One of those things which particularly characterizes the holy mind, in distinction from the unholy or natural mind, and also in distinction from the partially sanctified mind, is, that in the allotment which falls to it in life, it chooses to be, and loves to be, where it is; and has no disposition and no desire to be any where else, till the providence of God clearly indicates that the time has come for a removal.