The heart of Sarah Stephenson (1738-1802) was turned to the Lord at a very young age. Though raised in a wealthy family where many of the world’s treasures were within reach, she says, “The Lord looked down upon me in love, and and so enamoured my soul with His beauty, that I loved to be alone with Him. O how sweet was His presence!” Submitting herself to the forming hand of grace, she grew deep in heavenly life and spiritual experience, and in addition to ministering in larger gatherings of the Lord’s people, she was used more particularly in visiting individual families, going from house to house and speaking to the conditions of people as the Lord gave her utterance.
Often have I been led to make a pause, and crave of my heavenly Father, be pleased to make me like unto these your servants, whatever my sufferings in this life may be. If You will be with me in the way that I go, give me bread to eat and raiment to put on, You shall be my God, and I will serve You.- Sarah Stephenson (when a child)
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A journal of the life and travels in the service of the gospel of Sarah Stephenson, relating her whole-hearted surrender to the Lord at a young age, her growth in the truth, and her extensive ministry among individual families in England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, and America.