“Many times I have been at the point of death, and I have never been so content as at that time. Consequently, I did not pray for relief. Rather, I asked the Lord for strength to suffer with courage, humility, and love.

Oh, how sweet it is to suffer with God! However great the sufferings may be, receive them all with love. Dear Christian friend, it is paradise to suffer with the Lord. It is possible to be with Him under any conditions! It is possible for us to live in the very sense of the Lord’s presence, under even the most difficult circumstances.

If you and I are going to enjoy the peace of paradise during this life we must become accustomed to a familiar, humble and very affectionate conversation with the Lord Jesus. You must stop your spirit from wandering from the Lord no matter what the circumstances are.”–Brother Lawrence

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