“Faith can make us as meek as Moses, as patient as Job, as zealous as David. Our soul and life can be embroidered with all kinds of shining graces. When you are on the top of Mount Tabor, comforting your soul in the Lord, and seeking his favour through faith, feasting and banqueting with him as Esther with Ahasuerus, think what to ask him, what enemy you would be rid, such as some great Haman of pride. Consider what grace you need and ask for your portion as Achsah did to Caleb.
“Follow this instruction daily, even though some days you will be more fervent than others, as the Spirit assists you. I do not promise you that you will arrive at perfection, yet as you grow from faith to faith, so shall you grow from strength to strength in his graces, till by degrees you will attain to maturity in Christ.”
– Samuel Ward, from Living Faith, p. 41-42.