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MY LATEST RETWEETS [MidFeb.-Aug.,2012]



Gary Wilkerson ?@garywilkerson
He is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them. ? Heb. 7:25

FunDave ?@dpbkmb
What does the tooth fairy give for half a tooth? Nothing. She wants the tooth, the whole tooth & nothing but the tooth #kidsjoke @FizzyDuck

Peter Guirguis ?@petenaotg
Every setback is a setup for a comeback. God wants to bring you out better than you were before. #Quote #NeverGiveUp

Michael Minot ?@MichaelMinot
Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, and be constant in prayer. Romans 12:12

Scotty Smith ?@ScottyWardSmith
If we haven't got time for pain, we won't make time for grace

Lee Bezotte ?@leebezotte
"It is not what a man does that determines whether his work is sacred or secular, it is why he does it" - AW Tozer

Morris-Henshaw ?@MorrisHenshaw
There's no such thing as coincidence; just God’s hand working in the greater scheme of things. #HolySpirit

Morris-Henshaw ?@MorrisHenshaw
I do not live in fear; I live in Christ. The latter dispels the former entirely.

Rick Warren Quotes ?@RickWarrenQT
If everyone agrees on an idea, it’s not necessarily the best solution (please retweet)

Michael Minot ?@MichaelMinot
Time is never waisted when used to wait on God.

Burk Parsons ?@BurkParsons
Sometimes God seems to be killing us when he is actually saving us. Tim Keller

The Identity Shift ?@theidshift
God writes your story and he empowers you by grace to live inside it's plot.

Thomas Nelson, Inc. ?@ThomasNelson
He desires your heart. Your broken, sharp-edged, hardened heart. He wants to live there.~Devotions for the Beach

Max Lucado ?@MaxLucado
Daily do a deed for which you cannot be repaid. That's the joy of the second mile! ~Max #GreatDay

FunDave ?@dpbkmb
Psalm 16:11 your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. #jesustweeters

Great Bible Verses ?@GreatBibleVerse
[Love] does not contemplate evil - 1 Corinthians 13:5 (please retweet).

The Identity Shift ?@theidshift
Satan intends every type of suffering to sabotage us; God intends every type of suffering to sanctify us.

FunDave ?@dpbkmb
let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord & Christ. Acts 2:36

Scotty Smith ?@ScottyWardSmith
"The only righteousness good enough to get me into Heaven is Jesus', and Jesus' alone." R.C. Sproul

Ocean of Grace ?@OceanOfGrace
We are always on the anvil; by trials God is shaping us for higher things. William Ward Beecher

Ligonier Ministries ?@Ligonier
A dead savior is no savior. ?Steven Lawson #lmwc

Tim Keller Wisdom ?@DailyKeller
Jesus says in the gospel that everyone is wrong, everyone is loved, and everyone is called to recognize this and change.

Tim Keller Wisdom ?@DailyKeller
God's reckless grace is our greatest hope.

Bible Verse & Quotes ?@BibleVerseQuote
I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love - Mother Teresa #BVQ


Michael Minot ?@MichaelMinot
Welcome, oh happy day! He lives!

Rev Run ?@RevRunWisdom
Ur a survivor, a success, an overcomer! Look at what uve come through & gone over! Waters of life has not overflowed u!

Lee Bezotte ?@leebezotte
"The Religious Spirit has turned discipleship into a soul killing exercise of principles" ~John Eldredge

Michael Minot ?@MichaelMinot
Loyalty is a great virtue. But be careful not to forget how some loyalties can conflict with your loyalty to Jesus.

Lee Bezotte ?@leebezotte
"Usually the best way to handle most matters of submission is to say nothing" ~Richard Foster

Michael Minot ?@MichaelMinot
Stay focused. Remember what God's called YOU to do. It's not the exact same message He's given to anyone else.

Jeremy Donovan ?@jeremy_donovan
If they talk bad about other people to you; some day they will probably talk bad about you to other people. #don'tparticipate

Ocean of Grace ?@OceanOfGrace
In just a little while, the wicked will be no more... Ps. 37:10a

bible us ?@bible_us
False prophets will... perform miracles and marvels to lead astray (if possible) the chosen people - Mark 13:22 (please retweet).

FunDave ?@dpbkmb
Truth is so obscure in these times & falsehood so established that, unless we love the truth we cannot know it. Blaise Pascal #quote

Moody Radio QC ?@MoodyQC
"Christ never preached any funeral sermons." ~DL Moody

Psalms & Proverbs ?@Psalms_Proverbs
[God,] you’ll destroy those who tell lies ? Psalm 5:6 (please retweet)

Scott Williams ?@ScottWilliams
There is no movement without friction.

BIBLE: Second Coming ?@BIBLE_2ndComing
Please end the evil of evil people, but establish the righteous, O righteous God - Psalm 7:9 (please retweet)

John Piper ?@JohnPiper
Calling you to more suffering is not calling you to less joy. Two minute video.

Rev Run ?@RevRunWisdom
He who KNEELS before God, can STAND before anyone.

Michael Minot ?@MichaelMinot
Heaven is that forever city dominated by a strong, relentless current of love.

TriCasterXG ?@WellThought_Out Amen, for God's written word is *the* transcendent & inerrant authority. RT @TRU2YESHUA: The Holy Bible has precedence over all authority.

Tabletalk Magazine ?@Tabletalk
We shall not long have love to man if we do not first and chiefly cultivate love to God (Spurgeon).

Lee Bezotte ?@leebezotte
"If my holiness is not drawing others to Him, it is not the right kind of holiness" ~Oswald Chambers

Lee Bezotte ?@leebezotte
"free will, though it makes evil possible, is also the only thing that makes possible any love" ~CS Lewis

Scotty Smith ?@ScottyWardSmith
Jesus, may our churches be salt and light in our communities, not mold and fog.

Max Lucado ?@MaxLucado
Sometimes God is so touched by what he sees that he gives us what we need and not simply that for which we ask.
Scotty Smith ?@ScottyWardSmith
The Spirit's work is 2 raise the heart 2 things eternal & heavenly, that our main business might be there. Thomas Manton

Michael Minot ?@MichaelMinot
No one, not even your best friend, your mom, or anyone else, knows you like God does.

Ocean of Grace ?@OceanOfGrace
Prayer will make a man cease from sin, or sin will entice a man to cease from prayer. John Bunyan

Burk Parsons ?@BurkParsons
Stay the course. J. Gresham Machen

Scotty Smith ?@ScottyWardSmith

FunDave ?@dpbkmb
RT @FizzyDuck: If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one? ~ Abraham Lincoln #quote

Michael Minot ?@MichaelMinot
There's only One Source for abundant joy!

Why Trust Jesus ?@whytrustjesus
Point people to Jesus using the Bible, then get out of the way. ~ Adrian Rogers - #God #Jesus #Bible #quote

Nathan W. Bingham ?@NWBingham
There can't be anything in the heart that's not first in the mind. ?R.C. Sproul #lmnc


Great Bible Verses ?@GreatBibleVerse
If you show favoritism, you are sinning - James 2:9 (please retweet).

Scotty Smith ?@ScottyWardSmith
Want to safeguard your idol of performance-based acceptability? Then, by all means, avoid God's grace.

All About Jesus ?@All_About_Jesus
Evil people bring out evil things from the evil stored in them - Matthew 12:35 (please retweet).

Michael Minot ?@MichaelMinot
Jesus straightens what the enemy has bent.

Tim Keller Wisdom ?@DailyKeller
To be holy is to be wholly God's.

BIBLE: Second Coming ?@BIBLE_2ndComing
May [Christ] have honour both now and to the Day of eternity - 2 Peter 3:18 (please retweet)

Paul David Tripp ?@PaulTripp
If you're God's child, your freed from trying to get your identity from the people and situations of this fallen world.

Tammy M. Lang ?@tammymlang
Every human being has the right to life, freedom, & choices over their personal space/body. & No one has to agree to make it true. #hbsba

Jonathan McIntosh ?@JonMcIntosh
I could never believe in God if it weren't for the cross… In the real world of pain how could one worship a God who was immune to it? -Stott

A W Tozer ?@TozerAW
"Go to church once a week and nobody pays attention. Worship God seven days a week and you become strange!" AW Tozer

Stop Abuse Campaign ?@AbuseStoppers
Understanding the Serious Crime of Stalking ? USDOJ: Justice Blog

Amber ?@Add8123
Remember the message is in the mind of the receiver. In writing, you will increase the likelhood it will be communicated correctly

Michael Minot ?@MichaelMinot
God is all around us. It's up to us to look around and see the marvelous things He's doing.

Cross Quotes ?@Cross_Quotes
In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart. - John Bunyan

Caleb Magnino ?@cmagnino
"Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened." #TweetforYoucef
Ocean of Grace ?@OceanOfGrace
God's wounds cure, sin's kisses kill. William Gurnall

Jeremiah Bonds ?@JeremiahBonds
His Grace is sufficient.

Landon Schott ?@landonschott
Dont move forward with a great idea without God. #BeStill

Scotty Smith ?@ScottyWardSmith
The gospel always demands more OF my heart than I want to give but also delivers more TO my heart than I could ever hope

jaredcwilson ?@jaredcwilson
One of the things the Spirit does in sanctifying us is make us more our true selves.

Scotty Smith ?@ScottyWardSmith
Jesus, give us great freedom and joy to serve one another in love today. May intentional acts of kindness abound

Chris Larson ?@ChrisLarson
No one is getting saved until God intervenes. (Steven Lawson)

Burk Parsons ?@BurkParsons
Praying without ceasing isn't meant to burden us but to liberate us from all burdens.

James H Tippins ?@JamesTippins
Nothing man can do can be spoken to Christ at the day of Judgment, just Christ alone will speak on what He has done. #gracealone


カラオケ【Now With MP3!】And Can It Be... C.Wesley's


And Can It Be

Charles Wesley

'Tis mystery all! The immortal dies:
Who can explore His strange design?
In vain the first-born seraph tries
To sound the depth of love divine.
'Tis mercy all! let earth adore,
Let angel mind enquire no more.

Long my imprisoned spirit lay
Fast bound in sin and nature's night;
Thine eye diffused a quickening ray-
I woke, the dungeon flamed with light;
My chains fell off, my heart was free.
I rose, went forth, and followed Thee.




Jotted Quotes 1:AbrahamLincoln

◇ There is time that you may fool all of the peoplf some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all of the thime; but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.

◇ How many ldgs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.

◇ If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one???????(This is what "I" was thinking as well myself!lol)

◇ Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all.
◇ My Best Friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.

◇ Those look for a bad in people will surely find it.

◇ The Best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.

◇ You can't help the poor by destroying the rich. You can't strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.

You can't lift the wageearner up by pulling the wage payer down.

You can't further the arotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.

You can't build character and courage by taking away men's initiative and independence.

You can't help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.

◇ Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.


1 Timothy by H.Smith (〇)

The First Epistle to Timothy :: Hamilton Smith

(V. 3). Clearly, then, Christianity is not a system for the advancement of our social position in this world.
It is true that the believer, as he passes through this world, is to do good, and that the presence of the Christian and right Christian conduct must have a beneficial effect.
Nevertheless, the great object of the house of God is not to improve the world, but to witness to the grace of God in order that men may be saved out of the world which, in spite of civilisation and any social improvements, is going on to judgment.
Apparently, in those early days there were those who taught otherwise.
They viewed Christianity merely as a means for improving the social conditions of men and women, thus making this world a better and a brighter place.
Probably they were teaching that the converted slave, having come under the Lordship of Christ, could consider himself f

ree from his earthly master.

Such views,however, were contrary to wholesomewords, even the words of our Lord JesusChrist, and the teaching which is according to piety.

Thus, again, the apostle brings inpiety as the safeguard against the abuse of our Christian privileges.

Piety walks in the fear of God, trusting in the living God, who is the Preserver of all men.
Thus walking we should be preserved from seeking to use Christianity simply as a means of improving our worldly position.

(Vv. 4, 5). Having shown that piety is the safeguard against the abuse of Christianity, the apostle states that the one who teaches otherwise is moved by the pride of the flesh.
Pride that trusts in self, and seeks to maintain one's self-importance, is utterly opposed to piety that trusts in God and seeks His glory.

Behind this pride there is ignorance of th

e mind of the Lord as conveyed in His words.
This ignorance of the Lord's mind arises from allowing the human mind to be occupied with the endless questions raised by men and strifes about words.
Wholly indifferent to the moral power of the Christian faith working in the soul and leading to the life of piety, men treat Christianity as if it were a matter of "questions and disputes of words".

Such disputes of words, instead of strengthening piety, only give occasion for the manifestation of the works of the flesh.
The pride that seeks to exalt self by these endless questions must inevitably lead to "envy", forthe proud man can brook no rival.
Naturally the flesh will strive againstthe one of whom it is envious.
Thus envy leads to strife, and striving against another will lead to "injurious words" about him.
The knowledge that "injurious words" are being ut

tered will raise "evil suspicions" and "constant quarrellings".

Such is the evil crop that arises from envy.
There is no greater power for evil among the saints of God than the allowance of envy in the heart.

"Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but", says the preacher, "who is able to stand before envy?"
It was envy that led to the first murder in this world;

and it was envy that led to the greatest murder in this world.
Pilate "knew that for envy they had delivered Him" (Matthew27: 18).


Excerpt:"Broken Thing"-DeHaan

Excerpt from
"Broken Things"


" In closing this message, may I repeat that if you are one of God's favored ones who has been laid aside for an especially difficult ministry of suffering, whereas you would much rather be in the front lines of battle, then praise Him for choosing you and favoring you.

Not in vain does the Word of God say, "Whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth."

Surely, suffering is not an indication of God's disfavor, but is a sure sign of the favor of Almighty God.

Praise Him if He has counted you worthy to be put aside, out of the way if need be, that you may be of greater service to Him and His program.

When Jesus comes your reward will be the greater."

Taken from

"Broken Things -The Ministry of Suffering",


(Second Edition)

Copyright 1948 by

Zondervan Publishing House,

Grand Rapids, Michigan.



MY SELECTED RETWEETS 【vol.1】-《Recent》-

MoodyQC    "Death may be the King of terrors... but Jesus is the King of kings!" ~DL Moody

leebezotte    "How monotonously alike all the great tyrants and conquerors have been: how gloriously different are the saints" ~CS Lewis

MaxLucado    Your message, your salvation, your body, your struggles, your success – all proclaim God’s glory. #LiveLoved

zondervan    Oh the depth...of the wisdom & knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments & his paths beyond tracing out! Rm 11:33 #NIV

leebezotte    "Alone with none but thee, my God, I journey on my way; What need I fear if thou art near, O King of night and day?" ~St. Columba

RevRunWisdom    You really don't know what ppl are thinking! (Remember) Assumptions are the termites of relationships

Bible4U    Exodus 20:17 "You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his male or...

MoodyQC    "Sin will keep you from this Book or this Book will keep you from sin." ~DL Moody

PuritanEdwards    RT @LeeDodd "Two sorts of peace are more to be dreaded than all the troubles in the world−peace with sin−and peace in sin." ~ Joseph Alleine

CHSpurgeon    If you truly believe in Jesus, it is for life. Saving faith is a life-long act.

CHSpurgeon    It very often happens that the converts that are born in excitement die when the excitement is over.

leebezotte    Just found out David Wilkerson was killed in a car crash today. What an amazing life he lived. Truly a "general" if there was one.

Spurgeon_    The word of God is all edge; whichever way we turn it, it strikes deadly blows at falsehood and wickedness - Spurgeon

womenoffaith    Our friends @CatalystLeader are looking for volunteers for Cat Dallas.Give a few hours, get a free ticket.Learn more:

The5iveSolas    RT @Spurgeon_ "In thee do I trust" is a sound and solid argument with God - Spurgeon

The5iveSolas    RT @TozerAW "When we substitute worship with work, we are failing God." A W Tozer

RevRunWisdom    Never let what a few fools have done to you allow you to ruin the gracious nice person you used 2 b

zondervan    4 since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities...have been clearly tht ppl r w/o excuse. Rom 1:20 #NIV

TGC    'We are not saved by the quality of our faith but the object of our faith.' Tim Keller #TGC11

The5iveSolas    RT @OswaldChambers_: We are not built for ourselves, but for God. Not for service for God, but for God - Oswald Chambers

RevRunWisdom    God did it before and He can do it again #Im #confident

RevRunWisdom    Ladies::: missing someone is NOT an indication that u NEED to be with them #bewise

MaxLucado    If you are a child of God & you marry a child of the Devil, you're going to have trouble with your father-in-law. #maxonlife

ChaseUrLion    RT @ScottWilliams: Worship is not what we sing but how we obey. ~@davidbpoetry

zondervan    But God demonstrates his own love 4 us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died 4 us. Rom 5:8 #NIV

Spurgeon_    Persecution is the heirloom of the church, and the ensign of the elect - Spurgeon

leebezotte    "Apart from HIM, we CAN do nothing; apart from US, He WILL do nothing" – Chip Brogden

timscole    Another sad day - school shooting in Brazil and another 7.1 Earthquake in Japan. Makes me think

What_Jesus_says    Jesus said that before the Second Coming, “When you hear wars and reports of wars, do not be alarmed” - Mark 13:7 (please retweet).

RevRunWisdom    Stop tryin 2 figure everything out.. U don't have 2 know it all BUT u should know the 1 who does #GOD

RevRunWisdom    Pray for me.. I sometimes get sad.. Not sure why..

What_Jesus_says    Watch out that no one misleads you - Mark 13:5 (please retweet).

What_Jesus_says    A time will come in which no stone will be left on another stone. All will be torn down - Luke 21:6 (please retweet).

leebezotte    "Every great movement of God can be traced to a kneeling figure." - D. L. Moody

RevRunWisdom    God CAN guide your feet if u ask,, he will also guide ur stumbles #keepwalking

drewdyck    What if something really amazing/dramatic/awful really did happen today? Guess you'd have to wait till tomorrow to tell anyone.

TozerAW    "Complacency is easy...and it is a deadly foe of spiritual growth." AW Tozer

aBibleStory    GOD is Love.  

Daily_Bible    Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me." - Matthew 28:18 #Bible

.......➪ A lot to come~


Excerpts:…Yancey On Suffering

Excerpts from

Philip Yancey:
"God Can Redeem Every Season of the Soul"

" Although he has no answers for why hard times happen, one thing Yancey said he was sure about was how God feels when we go through them.

“God gave us a face, a face that is streaked with tears,” he said, as he pointed to Jesus’ compassion for widows and the Roman soldier who wanted his servant to be healed.

Quoting Christian philosopher Dallas Willard, he said: “Winter comes but nothing irredeemable can happen to you. Nothing beyond the redemption of God can happen to you.”

n fact, he went on to say, just like trees do most of their growing during the winter months, so it is with people.

“If you did a survey of Christians and asked ‘when did your spiritual formation kick in?’, almost all of them would say hard times, painful times, winter times.”

In that sense, Yancey believes winter does not have to be a time of death and despair. It can be a time of hope and of resurrection."


EXCERPS"satan's 13-Point Plan"

Excerpts from
Yahweh Is
"satan's Thirteen-Point Plan to Take Over The World"

by Prof. Johan Malan

1. The truth of God’s Word is presented as a lie

2. The lies of the non-Christian religions are presented as truth

3. The true Christ becomes the Antichrist, for cosmic Christ

4. The Triune God becomes the universal God of all faiths

5. Spiritual rebirth becomes a mystical spiritual experience

6. The narrow way to heaven becomes the false road of conflict

7. The broad way to hell becomes the accepted way to harmony and peace

8. Prayers to God become meditation and the invoking of spiritual powers

9. The Christian faith becomes an ecumenical alliance of all faiths

10. The temple of God in Jerusalem becomes Satan’s temple of all faiths

11. Divine revelations in the Bible become extra-biblical revelations

12. The futuristic kingdom of God becomes a humanistic kingdom-now

13. The rapture of believers becomes the removal of rebels


John H. Newton 【vol.1】

John H. Newton
・ This is faith: renouncing everything we are apt to call our own and relying wholly upon the blood, righteousness and intercession of Jesus.

・ The chief means for attaining wisdom, and suitable gift for the ministry, are the Holy Scripture and prayer.

・ There are many who stumble in the noon-day, not for want of might, bit for want of eyes.

・ [his last words] I am still in the land of the dying; I shall be in the land of the living soon.

・ So dress and conduct yourself so that people who have been in your company will not recall what you had on.

・ The Spirit of prayer is the fruit and token of the Spirit of adoption.

・ Though wretched in myself, I am complete in Him.

・ Nothing is necessary that He withholds.

・ I am not a man I want to be, I am not the man I ought to be. But thank God I am not the man I was.

・ Weak is the effort of my heart, and cold my warmest heart.

・ Every new discovery must necessarily raise in as a fresh sense of the greatness, wisdom, and power of God.

・ By one hours intimate access to the throne of grace, where the Lord causes His Glory to pass before the soul that seek Him, you may acquire more true spiritual knowledge and comfort than a days or a weeks converse with the best of men, or the most.

・ We must wait on God, as those that have no will of our own, but what is wholly resolved into His.

・ A True zeal is merciful and mild, can pity and forbear.

・ We serve a gracious Master who knows hoe to overrule even our mistakes to His glory and our own advantage.

Many have puzzled themselves about the origin of evil. I am content to obscure that there is evil and that there is a way to escape from it, and with this I begin and end.


George Whitefield 【vol.1】

George Whitefield
・ It is an undoubted truth that every doctrine that comes from God, leads to God.

・ It is a poor sermon that gives no offense; that neither makes the hearer displeased with himself nor with preacher.

・ Converse less with man, and more with God.

・ We are immortal until our work on earth is done.

・ Let my name die everywhere, let even my friends forget me, if by that means the cause of the blessed Jesus may be promoted.

・ Mere heathen morality, and not Jesus Christ, is preached in most of our churches.

・ Work? Work? A man get to heaven by work? I would as soon think of climbing to the moon on a rope of sand!

・ Come to me O blessed trial, I need you. For you always draw me to the arms of the Saviour.

・ We must all have the spirit of martyrdom, though we may not all die martyrs.

・ Jesus was God and man in one person, that God and man be happy together again.


Jonathan Edwards 【vol.1】

Jonathan Edwards

・ The true spirit of prayer is no other than God's own Spirit dwelling in the hearts of the saints.

・ How it comes about I know not. but at those times when I have read the Scriptures most, I have been lively and in the best frame.

・ Two sorts of peace are more to be dreaded than all the troubles in the world: peace with sin and peace in sin.

・ The happiness of the creature consists in rejoicing in God, by which also God is magnified and exalted.

・ A truly humble man is sensible of his natural distance from God; of his dependence on Him; of the insufficiency of his own power and wisdom.

・ A true love of God must begin with a delight in His Holiness.

・ A grace is first from God, so it is continued from Him, and much as light is from the sun, as well as at first dawn or at sun rising.

・ To go to heaven, fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here.

Charles H.Spurgeon 【vol.1】

Charles H.Spurgeon

・ This shall be an infallible test to you concerning anyone's ministry: If it is man-pleasing, and man-honouring, it is not of God.

・ It is the surest proof of mans enmity against God that he dares to impute falsehood to one who is truth itself.

・ As sure as ever God puts His children in the furnace, He will be in the furnace with them.

・ Ye shall not have His smiles if the smiles of the world will do as well.

・ If you profess to be a Christian, yet find full satisfaction in worldly pleasures and pursuits, your profession is false.

・ It very often happens that the converts that are born in excitement die when the excitement is over.

・ Half our fears arise from neglect of the Bible and are the result of ignorance.

・ If we do as God commands, and do not seem to succeed, it is no fault of ours. Failure itself is success as long as we did not fail to obey.