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Written by Samuel Hart (1845-1917), an Episcopal clergyman, classicist, and liturgical scholar.

Is it any wonder that, when we stagger at any promise of God through unbelief, we do not receive it? Not that faith merits an answer, or in any way earns it, or works it out; but God has made believing a condition of receiving, and the Giver has a sovereign right to choose His own terms of gift.


Written by Dallas Willard (1935-2013), a theologian, author, speaker,  and professor at USC School of Philosophy. His writings have changed forever how thousands of Christians experience their faith.

Lord Jesus Christ, we are so thankful  to you that you have said, “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”  We are thankful for the ease with which you walked upon this earth, the generosity and kindness you showed to people, the devotion with which you cared for those who were out of the way and in trouble, the extent to which you even loved your enemies and laid down your life for them.  We are also thankful to believe that this is a life for us, a life without lack, a life of sufficiency. It’s so clear in you, the sufficiency of your Father and the fullness of life that was poured through you, and we’re so thankful that you have promised that same love, that same life, that same joy, that same power for us. Lord, slip up on us today. Get past our defenses, our worries, our concerns. Gently open our souls and speak your Word into them. We believe you want to do it, and we wait for you to do it now. In your name, Amen.

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