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The Surprising Power of Our Weakest Moments

In God’s hands, crosses become instruments of life-giving grace

Like the desert fathers and mothers, we become athletes of God as we throw ourselves upon the grace and mercy of our loving God and submissively obey him in our weakest moments. The wisdom of the desert, the wisdom of God, teaches us that those skilled in dying to themselves are athletes of God and the most powerful souls in existence.

Excerpted from A Beautiful Disaster. Copyright © 2014 by Marlena Graves. Used by permission of Brazos Press, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

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