Those of us walking in the valley, clinging to the hand of our Savior, do no one a favor when we pretend it is easy or that we never stumble or doubt. As this blogger says:
“As Christians, we have always been called to live in the strength of God’s power; not our own strength. We have been called to love God and our neighbor from the raw reality of our faith’s current condition. Love forced through a false reality will tend to appear phony.
The world needs more Christians willing to live in the raw reality of humble weakness – demonstrating the sufficiency and power of God’s amazing grace.”
She walked into the competition room with a face set in determination. A faint smile graced her face in recognition of the judges patiently awaiting her arrival. However, this polite acknowledgement faded the instant she found her mark, centered before the three seated personages, who were to witness her assault on the challenge before her.
She stood before a long table, which separated her from these strangers. With head slightly downcast and her arms held rigidly at her side, she appeared to be using every ounce of will containing…
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