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Perseverance Quote of the Day

Robert Schuller

Crystal Cathedral

I said to Mr. Green, "I have no money. It will cost probably seven million. I've got to raise that money, but people won't take me seriously. If I had a lead-off gift of a million dollars, I think they would. Would you give the million?" He said, "I'd like to, but I can't." So, I said, "May I pray before I leave?" "Sure," he said. And out of my mouth came one of the most remarkable prayers. I did not coin it, I did not create it, I was just a spokesman for the Eternal Spirit. I said, "Dear God, I'm so thankful that he wants to do it. He said he'd like to, but he can't. Can you figure out a way for him to do what he'd like to do but can't? Amen." And the next morning, he called and said, "I don't know how, I don't know when, but the building's got to get built. I'll give you the million, somehow, sometime." And in 60 days, he did. And so I was off and running. It was the most ecstatic event of my life.
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