“The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.”

The text contains two thoughts–that in religion, in the question of salvation and of following Christ by a holy life, it is impossible for man to do it. And then alongside that is the thought–What is impossible with man is possible with God. The two thoughts mark the two great lessons that man has to learn in the religious life. It often takes a long time to learn the first lesson, that in religion man can do nothing, that salvation is impossible to man. And often a man learns that, and yet he does not learn the second lesson–what has been impossible to him is possible with God. Blessed is the man who learns both lessons! The learning of them marks stages in the Christian’s life.”

― Andrew Murray, Absolute Surrender

If you’re thinking of taking the One Year Challenge, you may have thought about the obstacles, or the reasons you think it wouldn’t work. In his book “Absolute Surrender”, Murray stresses that we as Christians need to learn this second lesson, that salvation is impossible to man. But thanks be to God! For it is possible in Him.