Every one who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house upon the rock.
I have noticed that wherever there has been a faithful following of the Lord in a consecrated soul, several things have inevitably followed, sooner or later. Meekness and a quietness of spirit become in time the characteristics of the daily life. A submissive acceptance of the will of God as it comes in the hourly events of each day; pliability in the hands of God to do or to suffer all the good pleasure of His will; sweetness under provocation; calmness in the midst of turmoil and bustle; yieldingness to the wishes of others, and an insensibility to slights and affronts; absence of worry or anxiety; deliverance from care and fear--all these, and many similar graces, are invariably found to be the natural outward development of that inward life which is hid with Christ in God.
H.W. Smith (1832-1911)
Taken from the book: Today, Lord, I Will