September 15, 2010

Wednesday with Wesley: The Character of a Methodist

From "The Character of a Methodist":
"A Methodist is one who loves the Lord his God with all his heart, with all his soul, with all his mind, and with all his strength.  God is the joy of his heart, and the desire of his soul, which is continually crying, 'Whom have I in heaven but Thee?' My God and my all! 'Thou art the strength of my heart, and my portion forever.' He is therefore happy in God; yea, always happy, as having in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life, and overflowing his soul with peace and joy.  Perfect love having now cast out fear, he rejoices evermore. Yea, his joy is full, and all his bones cry out, 'Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who, according to His abundant mercy, hath begotten me again unto a living hope of an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled, reserved in heaven for me.'"

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