Instrumentally

Scripture God chose things despised by the world, things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important. ~1 Corinthians 1:28, NLT Quote It is not a question of our natural ability, but of our poverty {wretchedness}. It is not what we bring to Him but what…

The Discipline Of Disillusionment

Scripture But Jesus didn’t trust them, because He knew all about people. No one needed to tell Him about human nature, for He knew what was in each person’s heart. John 2:24-25, NLT Quote If we place our trust in human beings, we will end up being cynical of everyone. ~Oswald Chambers The passage above…

Wretchedness

Scripture O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? ~Romans 7:24, NKJV Quote The knowledge of our poverty {wretchedness} brings us to the moral frontier where Jesus Christ works. ~Oswald Chambers The July 21 entry of Oswald Chambers MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST was music to my ears.…

Preaching

Scripture I came to you in weakness—timid and trembling. And my message and my preaching were very plain. Rather than using clever and persuasive speeches, I relied only on the power of the Holy Spirit. ~1 Corinthians 2:3-4, NLT Quote The creative power of redemption comes through the preaching of the gospel but never through the…

The Miracle of Sanctification

Scripture For God is working in you, giving you the desire and power to do what pleases Him. ~Philippians 2:13, NLT Quote The moment you are willing, God will being altering your selfish disposition and His recreating forces will begin to work. ~Qswald Chambers Every now and again I read something so well constructed that…

Observation

Scripture “Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied.” ~John 14:8, NLT Quote We look for God to manifest Himself to His children: God only manifest Himself in His children. ~Oswald Chambers {My Utmost, April 21} Is it possible that Philip’s question hurt Jesus? Was Jesus disappointed in Philip’s lack of observation? I…

Faith and Obedience

Scripture His mother said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it.” ~John 2:5, NASB Quote Faith is not intelligent understanding, faith is deliberate commitment to Jesus where there seems to be no way. ~Oswald Chambers Following Christ requires faith from start to finish. The justified live by faith, not sight. It is…

A True Friend of The Groom

Scripture He must increase, but I must decrease. ~John 3:30, NASB Quote Goodness and purity ought never to attract attention to themselves, they ought simply to be magnets to draw others to Jesus Christ. ~Oswald Chambers {My Utmost, March 25} I was blessed to be a part of a great revival that took place in…

Bless ME Father!

Scripture “Oh my father, bless me, too!” ~Genesis 27:38 Quote The one aim of the call of God is His satisfaction or pleasure. ~Oswald Chambers A part of the fall is the curse of sin and death but along with that is our vanity. We humans are vain. We are self-centered to the core. When…