“My chief and abiding trial lies within; and I hope that the Lord will sanctify it – to make me by degrees ‘little’ in my own eyes. I long to be able to use Job’s words, with the same feeling as I believe Job had when he spoke them, ‘Behold, I am vile!’ (Job 40:4.) The acknowledgment in words is quite easy – but really and in good earnest to ‘abhor myself’ and repent in dust and ashes – is most difficult. I know that I ought to be humbled before Him – but I want to be so indeed.
“But that monster self has as many heads as a Hydra – and as many lives as a cat! It is more than 25 years since I hoped it was fast nailed to the cross – but alas, it is still very much alive – and still mixing with, and spoiling everything I do!”
~ John Newton
HT Grace Gems