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The Pastor's Daughter

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Pages: 48

Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Publisher: Date:8/4/2009 - General Books LLC

By: John Todd

Excerpt from book: your surrender of yourself to God, would be a source of the greatest joy to your father and your mother ? You love them— you love them tenderly : and will you still occasion them a suffering which no enemy could inflict, or deny them ajoy which you could impart ? Let a father who has felt all that he has attempted to portray, be a suppliant to you on behalf of your beloved parents. Oh, cheer and bless them by seeking and serving their God! Let a father who has proved the efficacy of prayer on behalf of his own children, unite with your parents in prayer to God for you: " The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: the Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: the Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace." Num. 6 : 24r—26. Susan!:s Conversion to God. Conversion to God is a change, not of the opinions or the habits only, but of the heart of the convert: it is the work of theHoly Spirit. " He gives them," says Mr. Jay, " a heart of flesh. It was a heart of stone before: take a stone, feel it, how cold! strike it, it resists the blow. Lay upon it a burden, it feels no pressure. Apply a seal to it, it receives no impression. What a mercy is it to have this curse removed, and to have a ' heart of flesh!' Bring it to sin, it feels. A tender conscience, like the eye, is offended with a mote. A dead corpse is unaffected with the deepest wound: the point of a needle makes the living body to writhe." "Ye must be born again. Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." John 3: 5, 7. Susan was now in the fifteenth year of her age: and speaking of her feelings at this time, in a letter afterwards addressed to her father, she said, "My dear father, I hope this letter will afford you no small degree of pleasure...  


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