And so here it’s already Friday and no succinct, coherent thought has transpired to share with you today. So I thought I’d share in the same pattern as my week – a jumbled collection of miscellaneous thoughts from my quiet times.
These are the quotes and comments that caught my heart’s attention and challenged me to keep perspective and priority this week. I offer them to you in hopes you’ll find challenge and encouragement as well.
My Utmost for His Highest ~ Oswald Chambers
“Our Lord has told us how love to Him is to manifest itself. ‘Lovest thou Me.’ ‘Feed My sheep’ – identify yourself with My interests in other people, not, identify Me with your interests in other people.”
“You have no idea of where God is going to engineer your circumstances, no knowledge of what strain is going to be put on you either at home or abroad, and if you waste your time in over-active energies instead of getting into soak on the great fundamental truths of God’s Redemption, you will snap with the strain comes.”
“It is not a question of whether God is willing to sanctify me; is it my will? Am I willing to let God do in me all that has been made possible by the Atonement? Am I willing to let Jesus be made sanctification to me…Beware of saying – Oh, I am longing to be sanctified….stop longing and make it a matter of transaction!”
“We do not need the grace of God to stand crises, human nature and pride are sufficient, we can face the strain magnificently. But it does require the supernatural grace of God to live twenty-four hours in every day as a saint, to go through drudgery as a disciple, to live an ordinary, unobserved, ignored existence as a disciple of Jesus.”
“How are we going to get the life that has no lust, no self-interest, no sensitiveness to pokes, the love that is not provoked, that thinketh no evil, that is always kind? The only way is by allowing not a bit of the old life to be left.”
“There is only one thing God wants of us, and that is our unconditional surrender.”