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Our work of deliverance, or His?

Our work of deliverance, or His.

"...Let God work for us, when the hour of the trial of our faith comes, and do not work a deliverance of our own. Whenever God has given faith, it is given, for the very purpose of being tried...

Yea, however weak our faith may be, God will try it; only with the restriction, that as in every way, He leads on so gently, gradually, patiently, so also with reference to the trial of our faith.

At first our faith will be tried very little in comparison with what it may be afterwards; for God never lays more up on us that He is willing to enable us to bear. Now when the trial of faith comes, we are naturally inclined to distrust God, and to trust rather in ourselves, or in our friends, or maybe our circumstances.

We will rather work a deliverance of our own somehow or other, than simply look to God and wait for His help. But if we do not patiently wait for God's help, if we work a deliverance of our own, then at the next trial of our faith it will be th…

My super cute date for D6 on Wednesday night:

Ron and Ari, those are his shoes from you! Thank you again!!!

These are from when we got home:

Trying to ride on his boat...

This was Friday morning while he was spending time with Daddy:

and this one was from a few days ago when he decided to be super cute:

The following are from his photo was a self portrait project!

Some of you may know that Adam has experienced these "self portrait sessions" as well...definitely passed that one on to Elijah!

Finally, with the exception of the picture of him sleeping in his chair, you may notice that there is NO PACI in these pictures! We have been completely paci-free (not even nap time or bedtime!) for two days now! Sometimes when he gets a little worked up he'll ask for it but we just divert his attention and he forgets about it. Wanna see what we did?

Now, first of all, PLEASE don't tell me how cruel it was to cut the tip of his pacifier off! It was very traumatic on Adam…