Monday, February 22, 2010

This week's quote - Jeremiah Burroughs

“Suppose a man or woman should receive something to help them for the present, yet they must live upon continual alms; this is poverty. So a soul that is spiritually poor, it sees it must live in a continual dependence – that though God doth give me some power to act, yet there must be a new influence of his grace to help me make use of what I have. That is a poor creature indeed that hath nothing of itself, and if anything be given him, knows not how to make use of it without help of another; so doth the soul see itself in such a condition, that whatsoever God should bestow upon me, I know not how to make use of it, without new supply of grace, and that continued to me every moment.” - Jeremiah Burroughs