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Dr. F.B. Meyer learned the secret of appropriation when he was addressing a large group of children who became very unruly. On the verge of losing his temper, he prayed in his heart, “Thy patience, Lord!” Immediately all anger and annoyance died. From then on he used the same formula for every difficult situation. When he felt lonely, he said, “Thy companionship, Lord!” When he was afraid, “Thy serenity, Lord!” When he felt critical of others, “Thy love, Lord!” He found the Savior sufficient for his every need when he appropriated by faith the promises of God!

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