“Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning” Luke 12:35
“Those who, standing in the forefront of the conflict, are impelled by the Holy Spirit to do a special work will frequently feel a reaction when the pressure is removed. Despondency may shake the most heroic faith, and weaken the most steadfast will. But God understands, and He still pities and loves. He reads the motives and the purposes of the heart. To wait patiently, to trust when everything looks dark, is the lesson that the leaders in God’s work need to learn. Heaven will not fail them in their day of adversity. Nothing is apparently more helpless, yet really more invincible, than the soul that feels its nothingness, and relies wholly on God.” Prophets and Kings, 174, 175.
“The Lord calls for soldiers who will not fail nor be discouraged; but who will accept the work with all its disagreeable features. He would have us all take Christ for our pattern.” The Review and Herald, July 17, 1894.
“Those who today teach unpopular truths need not be discouraged if at times they meet with no more favourable reception, even from those who claim to be Christians, than did Paul and his fellow workers from the people among whom they laboured. The messengers of the cross must arm themselves with watchfulness and prayers, and move forward with faith and courage, working always in the name of Jesus.” The Acts of the Apostles, 230.