33 Now, Christ and the Word is the same. See? They say, "How was the Bible..." People says... I was riding with a man not long ago. He said, "Think of it. We here on this earth, the way we are, and we only know or can only say that we're saved by some Jewish fable called the Bible."
I said, "Sir, I don't know how you say that, but I don't believe it's a Jewish fable." I said...
He said, "Well, you pray... What do you pray to? I asked for so-and-so and certain things; I didn't get it."
I said, "You pray wrong. We should never pray to change God's mind; we should pray to change our mind. God's mind don't need any changing. (See, see?) It's right." I said, "Not what you pray for..."
35 I know a young Catholic boy one time was--had a prayer book saying prayers and his--for his mother to live. And she died, and he throwed the prayer book in the fire. Well, see... I don't go for the prayer book, but anyhow... See, you take the wrong attitude. You're trying to tell God what to do. Prayer should be, "Lord, change me to fit Your Word," not change, not, "Let me change Your mind; You change my mind. (See?) You change my mind to Your will, and Your will's written here in the Book. And Lord, don't--don't let me go till You got my--my mind set just like Your mind. And then when my mind is set like Your mind, then I'll believe every Word You wrote. And You said in there You'd make everything work together for good to them that loves You, and I love You, Lord. It's all working together for the good."
36 I been this week down in the country staying with some very dear friends. I asked some of them at the table yesterday when we was eating... We always set around and have a little--like a little study on the Bible. Talking about love; there's a certain person said to me; he said, "I believe you're an antichrist."
I said, "If that would be pleasing to my Lord, that's what I want to be. I want to be whatever He wants me to be. I love Him. And if He should cast me into hell, I still will love Him, if I go with the same spirit that I have now." He looked at me kinda strange.
I seen four or five of them there, young men, young wives, fine women. I knowed how them boys loved their wives, so I said to them; I said, "Here's the way to test it. If your wife before you were married... Now, you go back, say you--this married life, you been dreaming you were married. You really wasn't married, but you dreamed you were. And you woke up, and you went and talked it over with your girlfriend, and said, 'You know, I dreamed that we were married, and we had children, and we living happy, and--and waiting for the coming of the Lord and everything." And then, this girl would say to you, 'You know, I love another man better than I love you. I could be happier with the other man.' Could you from your heart love her well enough to say, 'God's blessings rest upon you, my dear. Go with this other man.' Now, now, check that, each of you men or you women. See? Well, if your love is correct you'd do that, for you are interested in her welfare. What... You know you could have her; you could live with her, you--she's your wife--she will be, she'll marry you, but she won't be happy. She'd be happier... And then, if you love her, then you want her to be happy. Therefore, whatever the will of God is, let God's will be done whether I'm happy with it or not. I want to live so He will be pleased with what I do. Therefore, check your--your objective and your motive by that, you know whether you love God or not."
What if He'd say, "You've served Me, but I'm going to cast you away"?
"I love You anyhow."