Taking the Initiative

…God will not give us good habits, He will not give us character, He will not make us walk aright. We have to do all that ourselves, we have to work out the salvation God has worked in. …We have to take the initiative where we are, not where we are not. Oswald Chambers

Chinese character

for Victory

Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary on the Bible supports the scriptural challenge  Chambers illuminates from 2 Peter 1:5. We must, by practice, remain invictus, unconquered by circumstance,

when trials from God, and persecutions from men, quicken the exercise of those graces; [of faith and patience]

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