If the reading of this little book encourages any on their pilgrim way; if

it arouses them to greater diligence; if it creates in them a stronger

desire to live more like Christ; if it gives them a better understanding

of how to live,--this poor servant of the Lord will be fully rewarded for

all his labor.

Even among the children of God in this beautiful gospel light of the

evening there is an inclination
on the part of a few at least, and maybe

more than a few, to slow down and not be their very best and most active

for God. We hope that this little book will arouse such ones to greater

zeal and earnestness. Diligence, yea, constant application, is the secret

of success in all manner of life and especially in the Christian life.

This volume is written for all those who desire to please God with a well

-spent life. It is sent forth in Jesus' name, with a prayer--that God bless

and help both the reader and the writer to live life at its very best and

fulfil the purpose of God concerning them.

Your humble servant in Christian love,

The Author.