Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 20 (1905)


Lt 192, 1905

Harris, Stonewall Jackson

San Jose, California

July 6, 1905

Previously unpublished.

Stonewall Jackson Harris

Dear Brother,—

I have received and read your very interesting recital of your experience in embracing the truth. This is indeed a manifestation of the wonderful working power of God. I am thankful that you have come to the light of this precious truth. Be assured that the same precious Saviour who has led you hitherto will continue to lead you step by step if you commit the keeping of your soul to Him and seek His counsel at every step. 20LtMs, Lt 192, 1905, par. 1

I am not in my work led to do the things that you ask of me. I rest my whole self in God’s keeping. These commercial enterprises are trying tests. You know not which shall prosper, this or that. If the Lord pleases to give me any light for you, you shall have it; but I cannot solicit the Lord for instruction that is not in His order or will to bestow. When the Lord sees best to give me instruction for you, I shall praise His name for it. 20LtMs, Lt 192, 1905, par. 2

You need to bear in mind, my brother, that Lucifer fell and was expelled from heaven because of his ambitious plans. It was ambition that led him to desire to be like God. 20LtMs, Lt 192, 1905, par. 3