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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


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March 13, 2013 - I Can't, But He Can!

By Anne Sandberg

For some days my soul had been in a turmoil over vain attempts to exercise faith in a certain prayer, which desperately needed an answer. During the morning quiet hour I wrestled and argued with the Lord about the matter. My sleeves were rolled up, spiritually speaking, and I was vigorously wielding the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. But the answer did not come, and my soul became battle-wearied.

The Lord quietly waited until I was inwardly exhausted. "I'm not giving up the fight, Lord," I determinedly explained, as I laid down my weapons. "I'm just tired of the futile battle and am resting awhile." I didn't know what more to say or do, so I just sat in my accustomed place of prayer and helplessly looked to Him.

Then He spoke — not audibly, but so clearly in my soul.

"If you could not save yourself from sin, how do you think you can live the life of faith? If your salvation came by an act of God, apart from works, do you suppose that your Christian life could continue by your own efforts? Stop your ceaseless striving to be and to do!"

Our only task is to abide in the Vine, as a branch, and let the life of the Vine flow into us and through us and out from us (see John 15:1-8).

Abide in Christ and let His words abide in you. Then He will do the rest  graciously, easily, restfully. God's will is that He should take His place as All in All. Let Him be the Author and Finisher of your faith.

— Adapted from I Can't But He Can by Anne Sandberg, originally published in the October 21, 1956, Pentecostal Evangel.



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