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Okay, Oswald, Okay

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God can never make us wine if we object to the fingers He uses to crush us with.

If God would only use His own fingers, and make me broken bread and poured-out wine in a special way! But when He uses someone whom we dislike, or some set of circumstances to which we said we would never submit, and makes those the crushers, we object.

-Oswald Chambers

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Monday Morning Munch No. 131 – Love, Prayer and a Challenge to Believe

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I can’t stop thinking about Epaphras. 

It’s been more than a month since the Sunday school where my brother-in-law pointed out the man the Apostle Paul mentions in Colossians 4:12 and it’s still on my mind.

Epaphras (whom we will now affectionately refer to as Mr. E), Paul said, was always struggling in prayer on behalf of the Colossians for the purpose of their standing mature and fully assured in all the will of God.

I love this for (at least) two reasons.

1.  He struggled in prayer. Which tells us a couple of things:

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