Posted by: reformbama | September 24, 2010

“Count Everything As Loss”

This year has been a battle to get up out of the valley, started getting traction and slipped and find myself hanging on a ledge this week and I come across this little gem to help put things back into perspective some. It is well…

John BunyanGrace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners, 1.85 | While I was thus afflicted with the fears of my own damnation, there were two things would make me wonder; the one was, when I saw old people hunting after the things of this life, as if they should live here always: the other was, when I found professors much distressed and cast down, when they met with outward losses; as of husband, wife, child, etc. “Lord,” thought I, “what a-do is here about such little things as theses! What seeking after carnal things, by some, and what grief in others for the loss of them! If they so much labor after, and shed so many tears for the things of this present life, how am I to be bemoaned, pitied, and prayed for! My soul is dying, my soul is damning. Were my soul but in a good condition, and were I but sure of it, ah! How rich should I esteem myself, though blessed but with bread and water! I should count those but small afflictions, and should bear them as little burthens. “A wounded spirit, who can bear!”

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