short gems from E. Prentiss, Part 1

Short pithy gems from Elizabeth Prentiss (1818–1878)
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The longer I live, the more conscious I am of my human frailty–and of the constant, overwhelming need I have of God’s grace.

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The thorny path bears some of the sweetest flowers that adorn life.
When with naked, bleeding feet we walk upon a flinty soil–we often find diamonds!

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If the loss of your earthly fortune gains Christ for you–it will be a beautiful loss.

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Dying grace is not usually given until it is needed. Death, to the disciple of Jesus, is only stepping from one room to another and far better room of our Father’s house. And how little will all the sorrows of our earthly pilgrimage seem to us, when we get to our home above!

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You never will be really happy–until Christ becomes your dearest and most intimate friend.

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Seek Jesus–not joy!

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What does it matter, after all, from what point of time or space, that we go to our eternal home.
O how we shall smile after we get there–that we ever gave it one moment’s thought.

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In proportion to our devotion to the Savior–will be the blessedness of our life.

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The more we love Him–the more we see how sinful sin is, and the more sorry we are to have been guilty of it.

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