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Greatest Fear

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My greatest fear is that God would remove His hand from me. —Billy Graham

Isn’t it obvious that all runners on the racetrack keep on running to win, but only one receives the victor’s prize? Yet each one of you must run the race to be victorious. A true athlete will be disciplined in every respect, practicing constant self-control in order to win a laurel wreath that quickly withers. But we run our race to win a victor’s crown that will last forever. For that reason, I don’t run just for exercise or box like one throwing aimless punches, but I train like a champion athlete. I subdue my body and get it under my control, so that after preaching the good news to others I myself won’t be disqualified.                                (1 Corinthians 9:24-27, TPT)

Do not quench the Spirit. (1 Thessalonians 5:19, NIV)

Comrade, “quench not the Spirit,” and he will lead you thus to know and love God, and God will make you the instrument of His own power. —Samuel Brengle

Don’t grieve God. Don’t break his heart. His Holy Spirit, moving and breathing in you, is the most intimate part of your life, making you fit for himself. Don’t take such a gift for granted. (Ephesians 4:30, MSG)

When the Spirit grieves, the Spirit leaves. —Albert Orsburn

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