I do promise—my God helping:
Firstly, that I will rise every morning sufficiently early (say 20 minutes before seven o’clock) to wash, dress and have a few minutes, not less than five, in private prayer.
Secondly, that I will as much as possible avoid all that babbling and idle talking in which I have lately so sinfully indulged.
Thirdly, that I will endeavor in my conduct and deportment before the world and my fellow servants especially to conduct myself as a humble, meek and zealous follower of the bleeding Lamb, and by serious conversation and warning endeavor to lead them to think of their immortal souls.
Fourthly, that I will read not less than four chapters in God’s Word every day.
Fifthly, that I will strive to live closer to God, and to seek after holiness of heart, and leave providential events with God;
Sixthly, that I will read this over every day or at least twice a week.
God help me, enable me to cultivate a spirit of self-denial and to yield myself a prisoner of love to the Redeemer of the world.
Amen and Amen.
I feel my own weakness and without God’s help I shall not keep these resolutions a day. The Lord have mercy upon my guilty soul. I claim the blood; yes, oh, yes, Jesus died for me.
To live, to love, to serve my Savior Lord and meet His glad “Well done” at the finish of the fight is my highest ambition.
William Booth, They Said It