My soul is more at rest from the tempter when I am busily employed.
"Francis Asbury" was one of the first two bishop (Methodist)/bishops of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States. As a young man in October 1771, the Englishman traveled to America and, during his 45 years there, he devoted his life to ministry, circuit rider (religious)/traveling on horseback and by carriage thousands of miles to those living on the frontier.
Asbury spread Methodism in America, as part of the Second Great Awakening. He also founded several schools during his lifetime, although his own formal education was limited. His journal is valuable to scholars for its account of frontier society.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous clergy! More Francis Asbury on Wikipedia.
We should so work as if we were to be saved by our works; and so rely on Jesus Christ, as if we did no works.