"Have you the slightest reliance on anything other than God? Is there a remnant of reliance left on any natural virtue, any set of circumstances? Are you relying on yourself in any particular in this new proposition which God has put before you?
That is what the probing means. It is quite true to say, " I cannot live a holy life," but you can decide to let Jesus Christ make you holy. "Ye cannot serve the Lord God"; but you can put yourself in the place where God's almighty power will come through you. Are you sufficiently right with God to expect Him to manifest His wonderful life in you?" - - - - Oswald Chambers. Written between the years 1911 & 1917. My Utmost for His Highest.
I found this quote in the blog, Spiritual Heritage of our Founding Fathers...if you haven't read the blog, you are in for a real thought provoking, historical treat.....so many of our dear friends are facing trials right now, and I think the Lord is preparing his people for the future...are we going to rely on the world or on Him? As Alan and I have followed the Lord for the last 35+ years, we have tried to rely on Him and in these days, even more so.... He has never disappointed or misled us, we've had many hard times though others and He has always been there to pick up the pieces and put us back together again...older and wiser. This season is no exception...The Lord provided enough funds to pay our mortgage ...the day it was due... We didn't have any extra $ for food, then my son paid us his rent money, and we turned in cans and bottles, + counted all our change...had almost $100 for groceries! Plus a realtor called Alan and he gave him another check...God is able as we trust and rely on Him.