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“Many Christians estimate difficulties in the light of their own resources, and thus attempt little and often fail in the little they attempt. All God’s giants have been weak men who did great things for God because they reckoned on His power and presence with them.” - Hudson Taylor

I enjoy vivid childhood memories of my dad inviting me to help him build a small porch behind a neighbor’s house. I was astounded – what, me? Build a porch? My previous construction projects involved toy blocks in our basement! Despite my misgivings, I spent most of a sunny Saturday picking up scrap lumber, handing him nails, holding one end of a tape measure, and steadying boards while dad sawed. Late that afternoon, we looked with great satisfaction at the porch we had built. Dad allowed me the privilege of working with him so that I would learn and grow. And in the process, our relationship deepened. Our Heavenly Father also allows us to face big challenges so that we can learn, grow, and become closer to Him. The psalmist knew Who would help him overcome insurmountable obstacles. He wrote, “I lift up my eyes to the hills-- where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.” (Psalm 121:1-2) Whatever daunting task lies ahead remember, our Father can handle the job. After all, He made the heavens and the earth. And He invites us to learn, grow, and deepen our relationship with Him.

Dan Bolin President Refueling in Flight Ministries, Inc


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