WHO WE ARE
We can become more like God, possessing a firmer Christian character and having an integrity that will not swerve for a life nor a world from the path of virtue.
As we walk along the streets of villages and cities, we see machines of different kinds exposed to view and bearing a card with these words: „The Latest Improved.“ For our life to be perfect every day, it must be our latest improved. The world is getting worse, we say, but you and I as Christians can daily grow better. Our life today can be an improvement over our life of yesterday.
Some people hesitate to look closely into their life, lest they find such a delinquency as will disquiet them. Some fear to give a close examination, lest it give Satan an opportunity to accuse them.
This need not be. We can look closely into our daily life and not allow Satan to whisper one word to us. We can not make improvement upon our life without close examination in order to discover weakness and imperfections. When we discover them, we must set earnestly to work to correct them. The discovery alone is not sufficient. If we do not correct a fault that we have discovered, we soon lose consciousness of the fault. There are times with every one, no doubt, when it seems that they are making no progress, but these may be the times when we are making most progress.
WHAT WE DO
If we have just one fault, we ought to desire to get rid of it. Our desire should be so great that we shall set about at once to correct that fault.
The Bible tells Christians to watch and pray. Christians do not need to watch and pray lest they rob a bank. They would not rob a bank if they never prayed. But we do need to watch arid pray lest we do some little thing that we should not do.
"I shall not tell you so much you do not know as I shall endeavor to get you to practise what you know. How many times have you resolved to do and have failed to keep your resolution"
"If you would be strengthened in your soul, you must exercise. This is the law of development in the spiritual as well as in the animal life. "Exercise thyself unto godliness." This is a motto we should hang upon the walls of our memory."
"JESUS WILL HELP YOU TO MAKE SOME GAINS EACH DAY IF YOU WILL PRESS YOUR WAY THROUGH THE CROWD AND TOUCH HIM. IT IS THE EARNEST PRAYER OF FAITH THAT GETS US THROUGH TO GOD AND MAKES US FEEL LIKE GIANTS IN HIS STRENGTH. "