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Expecting Great Things

By Mary Wilder Tileston

      Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abun.dantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
         --EPHESIANS 3:20,21

      ALL the simplest, most living, and most genuine Christians of our own time are such as rest their souls, day by day, on this confidence and promise of accruing power, and make themselves responsible, not for what they have in some inherent ability, but for what they can have in their times of stress and peril, and in the continual raising of their own personal quantity and power. Instead of gathering in their souls timorously beforehand upon the little sufficiency they find in possession, they look upon the great world of the Saviour's Kingdom in it, as being friendly and tributary, ready to pour in help, minis.ter light, and strengthen them to victory, just to their faith. And so they grow in courage, confidence, personal volume, efficiency of every kind, and instead of slinking into their graves out of im.potent lives, they lie down in the honors of heroes.

      Expect great things from God, attempt great things for God.
         --WILLIAM CAREY

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