Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 18 (1903)


Ms 176, 1903

Diary Fragments, September to November 1903


September 12 - November 1, 1903

Previously unpublished.

September 12, 1903

I cannot sleep after one o’clock. My heart is drawn out after God. I long for His Holy Spirit. I cannot do anything of myself. My heart longs after God and there are many souls longing after God, but of His fulness we may all receive. I am perplexed that there are so many families who are not walking and working in the light of the Word of God. The Lord honored the family relation. He said, “It is not good for man to be alone,” and He gave Eve to be his wife and companion. [Genesis 2:18.] 18LtMs, Ms 176, 1903, par. 1

Tuesday, September 22, 1903

St. Helena, Calif.

I am awakened early this morning with deep impressions. I was in the night season conversing with Dr. Kellogg and presenting things before him that have been presented to me. 18LtMs, Ms 176, 1903, par. 2

October 17, 1903

St. Helena, Calif.

This day is the Sabbath and I read quite frequently (Exodus 20) where the commandments of God are specified. The Lord came down on Mount Sinai and repeated His commandments given in Eden. The Father and the Son were upon Sinai’s holy mount. 18LtMs, Ms 176, 1903, par. 3

October 21, 1903

This morning while my mind is clear I must write. I have many things to write that are on my mind. 18LtMs, Ms 176, 1903, par. 4

November 1, 1903

St. Helena, Calif.

I thank my heavenly Father this morning I have slept until half-past two o’clock. Tuesday my heart was greatly oppressed. It was a new chapter in my experience to have no inclination to write. The outlook to me is not favorable. I scarcely dare to entertain thoughts of the situation in Battle Creek. I inquire, What can I do? The situation is presented to me in a light that makes me tremble for souls that have walked and worked so many years away from truth and holiness, away from Christ and God. Of these Christ says, “I know thy works.” Revelation 3:15-18 quoted. 18LtMs, Ms 176, 1903, par. 5