On Prayer -From my Reading Corner-

 

I am reading a great book by John Bunyan, Prayer; and I  would like to share with you some of the lines that must be written down, and remembered, and lived.

“With God is plenty of grace, even as in a river there is plenty of water. 
A pond, a pool, a cistern, will hold much, but a river will hold more. 
From this throne {of grace} come rivers and streams of water of life, 
to satisfy those that come for life to the throne of God. 
Further, as by a river is showed what abundance of grace proceeds from God through Christ, 
so it shows the unsatiable thirst and desire of one that comes indeed aright to the throne of grace for mercy. 
Nothing but rivers will satisfy such a soul; 
ponds, pools, and cisterns, will do nothing…
They that are saved, are saved to receive abundance of grace; 
‘They which receive abundance of grace, and of the gift of righteousness, 
shall reign in life by One, 
Jesus Christ’-
Rom 5:7″

And he continues saying,

“What comes from this throne of grace is pure grace, 
and nothing else; 
clear grace, free grace, grace that is not mixed, 
nor need be mixed with works of righteousness which we have done; 
it is of itself sufficient to answer all our wants, 
to heal all our diseases, and to help us at a time of need. 
It is grace that chooses, 
it is grace that calls, 
it is grace that preserves, 
and it is grace that brings to glory: 
even the grace that like a river of water of life proceeds from this throne. 
And hence it is that, 
from first to last, 
we must cry, 
‘Grace, grace unto it!’ 
(Zec 4:7)”

2 thoughts on “On Prayer -From my Reading Corner-

  1. Thank you Becky!! Blessed brother Bunyon!

    His beautiful words remind me of these lyrics – I don’t know who wrote them.

    There is a river and it flows from deep within.
    There is a fountain that frees the soul from sin.
    Come to this water, cause there is a vast supply.
    There is a river that never shall run dry.

    And there was a thirsty woman, she was drawing from a well.
    See her life was ruined and wasted, and her soul was bound for Hell.
    Oh but there she met the Master, and he told her of her sin
    And he said child if you’ll drink this water, oh you’ll never thirst again.

    There is a river and it flows from deep within.
    There is a fountain and it frees the soul from sin.
    Come to this water, cause there is, there is a vast supply.
    There is a river that never shall run dry.
    There is a river that never shall run dry.

    Blessings dear siser!

    Oh, and I LOVE your new blog look!

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