Daily Strength for Daily Needs - September 11

September 11

Thy kingdom come.--MATT. vi. 10.

The kingdom of established peace,
Which can no more remove;
The perfect powers of godliness,
The omnipotence of love.

My child, thou mayest not measure out thine offering unto me by what others have done or left undone; but be it thine to seek out, even to the last moment of thine earthly life, what is the utmost height of pure devotion to which I have called _thine own self_. Remember that, if thou fall short of this, each time thou utterest in prayer the words, "Hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come," thou dost most fearfully condemn thyself, for is it not a mockery to ask for that thou wilt not seek to promote even unto the uttermost, within the narrow compass of thine own heart and spirit?

If you do not wish for His kingdom, don't pray for it. But if you do, you must do more than pray for it; you must work for it.


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