- [at Oswald's funeral] ...she [Biddy] closed her eyes and saw Oswald, a few months before... They had just visited their friend suffering from typhoid fever and lying near death in a hospital. Biddy had said, "I wonder what God is going to do." Between brushstrokes, Oswald had replied, "I don't care what God does. It's what God is that I care about."
- "It takes me a long while to realize that God has no respect for anything I bring Him. All He wants from me is unconditional surrender."
- Diary, 26 April 1896: The Holy Spirit must anoint me for the work, fire me, and so vividly convince me that such and such a way is mine to aim at, or I shall not go, I will not, I dare not; ...No man by mere high human wisdom would dare undertake a step for Jesus' sake unless he knows that the Holy Spirit has directly spoken to him; and until He comes, I shall not go. Here is the lamb and the wood, but where is the fire? Nothing but the fire of the most Holy Spirit of God can make the offering holy and unblamable and acceptable in His sight.
I'll leave it at that today. More tomorrow.