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*** MORSEL EXTRAS***

Re: Christ will do

I knew an awakened soul who, in the bitterness of his spirit, thus set himself to work and pray, in order to get peace. He doubled the amount of his devotions, saying to himself, "Surely God will give me peace." But the peace did not come. He set up family worship, saying, "Surely God will give me peace." Again the peace did not come. At last he thought of having a prayer meeting in his house, as a certain remedy; he fixed the night, called his neighbours, and prepared himself for conducting the meeting by writing a prayer and learning it by heart. As he finished the operation of learning it, preparatory to the meeting, he threw it down on the table saying, "Surely that will do; God will give me peace now." In that moment a still small voice seemed to speak in his ear, saying, "No, that will not do; but Christ will do." Straightaway the scales fell from his eyes, and the burden from his shoulders. Peace poured in like a river. "Christ will do," was his watchword ever after. --Horatius Bonar

And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, "He has done all things well..." --Mark 7:37

"for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure. -- Phil 2:13

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. -- Phil 4:13

"...let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith...--Heb 12:1-2

"I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. -- John 15:5

For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen. -- Rom 11:36
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