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"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

October 5, 2010 (even the mighty oak)

even the mighty oak

“In trial and weakness and trouble,
He seeks to bring us low,
until we learn that His grace is all,
and to take pleasure in the very thing
that brings us and keeps us low.
His strength is made perfect in our weakness.
His presence filling and satisfying our emptiness,
becomes the secret of humility that need never fail.
The humble man has learned
the secret of abiding gladness.
The weaker he feels, the lower he sinks,
and the greater his humiliations appear,
the more power and
the presence of Christ are his portion.”
- Andrew Murray

“For men have no taste for [God’s power]
till they are convinced of their need of it
and they immediately forget its value
unless they are conditionally reminded
by awareness of their own weakness.”
- John Calvin

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