"Is it worth it to give our heart to anything that is only a 'means', that is, something that exists today and may be gone tomorrow? Isn't it a better idea to take advantage of these means for the greater glory of God in order to be more united with our Lord?"
(God Alone Suffices, Third Edition, pg. 16)
Lord Jesus, fill me with your Holy Spirit and guide me in your way of life and truth. Free me from ignorance of your ways, and from deception caused by sinful pride and rebellion. May I love you wholly with all of my strength, mind, and will and seek to please you in all things.
"It is unusual that, regarding the necessity to lower one's self, Christ emphasizes the one whom He Himself called great: "...among those born of women, no one is greater than John" (Lk 7:28). The entire greatness of this prophet was, however, that he removed himself; he was willing to cast himself into the shadows and be forgotten."
(Behold I Stand at the Door and Knock, pg. 104)