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We must fully entrust our all to Christ. It is hard to entrust our time, our money, our dreams and our hopes to God. The hardest test of this for us has been what we call giving God our “nothing.” If God would call us to give all of our money to the poor, that we could do. If he called me to talk to all my neighbors about him, that would be hard, but still doable. How do we obey in the absence of a direct command? How do we react when we entrust all of our hopes and dreams to God, all of our time and money, and we get nothing? It is much easier to trust God with something than with nothing. It is easier to feel his presence when we are about some great spiritual task than when we have no great thing to be doing. I know that I’m not communicating this well. I think what may be going on is this: that God wants me to dwell with him in these idle moments. He refuses to allow me comfort in doing, but only in resting.

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There neither is, nor ever was, in the world, nor ever shall be, the least dram of holiness but what, flowing from Jesus Christ, is communicated by the Sprit, according to the truth and promise of the gospel.

— John Owen

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