Men are God’s method. The church is looking for better methods; God is looking for better men. What the church needs today is not more machinery or better, not new organizations or more and novel methods, but men who the Holy Spirit can use – men of prayer, men mighty in prayer. The Holy Spirit does not come on machinery but on men. He does not anoint plans, but men – men of prayer. – E.M. Bounds
One of my favorite books on history is The Light and the Glory by Peter Marshall. Here is an excerpt from his account of the first year the Pilgrims lived thru after landing in Massachusetts, culminating in the first Thanksgiving Feast. It is encouraging to see the Lord’s faithfulness to them as well as their willingness to endure hardships in order to follow God.