On Monday I posted some thoughts on prayer compiled from the writings of the Puritans. The last part of the post gave a quick list of steps for living our whole day in the strength of Christ. It reminded me of some passages from A.B. Simpson’s book Wholly Sanctified. I posted these a couple years ago on the blog, but they’re ripe for reposting. Seriously, this 121-page book is well worth the dollars and minutes you’ll spend reading it. I recommend it as a great meal for the soul. Here are the quotes Monday’s post reminded me of:
Sanctification brings the soul into harmony with God and the laws of the Son’s own being. There must be peace, there can be in no other way. Sanctification brings into the [human] spirit the abiding presence of the very God of peace Himself. True peace is nothing less than the deep, divine tranquility of His own eternal calm.
We must not live by long intervals, but by the breath and by the moment. Each instant must be dedicated and presented to God, a ceaseless sacrifice, and each breath be poured into His bosom and received back from His being.
Oh, let us yield ourselves unto God.
Let us receive Him into every pore and fiber of our beings.
Let every chord and every member be a channel for His indwelling and inworking, and our whole spirit, soul and body sanctified wholly and presented blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Then will these bodies leap into that higher plane and rise to that nobler destiny of which He has given us now the earnest and the foretaste even in this mortal flesh.