Thursday, May 17, 2007
Oswald Chambers
My Utmost for His Highest is a life changing book. I remember reading it in High School and getting so much out of it for my daily life. Unfortunately I can't seem to find my book anywhere. So I go to the website from time to time and read the entries online. This week I have not read it at all. But tonight, my sweet friend in Canada, sent me a link for tomorrow's entry. It gave me goose bumps and I know that she did not send it to me by mistake or just because. This entry was meant for me and maybe it's meant for you too. The more I fall in love with Jesus, the more and more I hate this flesh of mine and the more I realize how much it is all about HIM and nothing about me.

Enjoy.

Click the link to read Living Simply— Yet Focused.

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At 10:32 PM, Blogger Amy said...

Had to comment...thank you for sharing this link. I have also read O. Chambers in past years but don't have it right now. This is a great one and SUCH a needed word in my life right now. Thanks again...

 
At 12:07 PM, Blogger Munchkin Land said...

This gave me chills... What a great reminder for us all. "Be still and know He is God."

 
At 4:17 PM, Blogger V. said...

That is so cool.

What you don't know is you WEREN'T on my mind as I was composing the email. It was at the last split second that I had a thought to include you, so I did, and hit send.

Isn't that a perfect illustration of what Chambers was teaching? If I had thought through those whom I thought needed to hear it, I would have applied all of my own thoughts and thinking to it.

Instead, inspired by the Holy Spirit, I believe, I sent it to you and the impact that it had was BORN OF SPIRIT. Not of man.

That's a big lesson. One that I don't think we can possibly grasp here.

Humbled to think that I was in this chain of communication between you and God.

I'm so happy to be doing life with you!

Have an awesome weekend!

V.

 
At 9:39 PM, Blogger Liz said...

Thanks for sharing that. Awesome!! I have the book by O. Chambers but have not read it yet...I think I will go dig it out!

I wanted to share a quote that I read in "The Complete Green Letters" That reminded me of what you shared.

"Norman Douty writes, 'If I am to be like Him, than God in His grace must do it, and the sooner I come to recognize it the sooner I will be delivered from another form of bondage. Throw down every endeavor and say, I cannot do it, the more I try the farther I get from His likeness. What shall I do? Ah, the Holy Spirit says, you cannot do it; just withdraw; come out of it. You have been in the arena, you have been endeavoring, you are a failure, come out and sit down, and as you sit there behold Him, look at Him. Don't try and be like Him, just look at him. Just be occupied with Him. Forget about trying to be like Him. Instead of letting that fill your mind and heart, let Him fill it. Just behold Him, look upon Him through the Word. Come to the Word for one purpose and that is to meet the Lord. Not to get your mind crammed full of things about the sacred Word, but come to it to meet the Lord. Make it to be a medium, not of Biblical scholarship, but of fellowship with Christ. Behold the Lord.'"

I thought this was beautiful and I was so convicted by this...growth is not about me, but about Christ.

I hope this blesses you as much as it did me.

 
At 8:10 AM, Blogger Christina said...

Thank you.

 

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