“The Characteristics of Daily Life”

This morning I read Hannah Whitall Smith’s words about what she noticed about the inevitable character of those who follow the Lord. In a truly consecrated soul, she writes, “meekness and quietness of spirit become in time the characteristics of daily life.” In addition, she adds these qualities:

A submissive acceptance of the will of God as it comes in the hourly events of each day. . .

Pliability in the hands of God to do or to suffer all the good pleasure of His will. . .

Sweetness under provocation; calmness in the midst of turmoil. . .

An insensibility to slights and affronts. . .

Absence of worry or anxiety . . .

I’m so challenged to increasingly trust the Lord that I might grow in these ways. When I look back on this blog in ten years, I pray that every quality has become more true of you and me!

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