Challenging Thoughts for the Gospel read on June 24, 2018

Faith is private capital stored in one’s own house.

It is like a public savings-bank or loan office,

from which individuals receive assistance in their days of need;

but here the creditor quietly takes his interest for himself.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Tomorrow has two handles:

The handle of fear and the handle of faith.

You can take hold of it by either handle.


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Living the life of faith is not a life of mounting up with wings,

but a life of walking and not fainting….

Faith never knows where it is being led,

but it loves and knows the one who is leading.

Oswald Chambers

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When we are tempted to be discouraged,

we need to remember that it’s not the size of our faith,

but the immensity of God’s power that makes the difference.

Christ lifts our inverted attention off our own insufficient faith

to the immensity of God’s resources for growth and change.

All we are to do is plant the seed and leave the results to God.

Lloyd John Ogilvie

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