21 Centuries in 21 Quotes – 17th Century

thomas-goodwinIt’s day 17 of the march through church history. Today’s quote is from an English theologian who was considered a giant of interpreting the Bible by those who heard them. His influence remains with us to this day:

“When God will have any great matters done, he sets his people’s hearts to work at prayer by a kind of gracious instinct. He stirs them up and moves their hearts by the influence of his Holy Spirit.”  Thomas Goodwin