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Striving

by Norman P. Grubb

As I said in my previous note, I think I detect some strain coming in. Perhaps that is inevitable after a big blessing and with the temptation to try and keep the fires well stoked. But there is no fire except Jesus, and the only way we walk with Him is by the simplest of faith, whether we feel Him or no. Well, perhaps it is not right to say “whether we feel Him or no”, because when we abide in Him our cups do run over and that is the proof of His presence in our hearts. If that joy and peace and faith are missing, then it is sin, and the most continual form of sin is striving. That is to say trying to do things, or work things up, or maintain things, by self effort.

From Knight of Faith Vol II