God does not send us into the dangerous and exacting life of faith because we are qualified; He chooses in order to qualify us for what he wants us to be or do." Eugene Peterson
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Robyn Rochelle Cox
Loving God in the Moment
My Utmost for His Highest
I have read Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest" regularly for the last 20 years. I never grow tired of reading it. I'm sure you all have one. If not I would encourage you to buy one. I prefer the older version and not the newer updated more friendly version. That's just me. But, I really am compelled to simply copy this excerpt. It is a powerful statement of Dependency:
Dependent on God's Presence
"They that wait upon the Lord...shall walk
and not faint" Is40:31
There is no thrill in walking , it is the test of all the stable qualities. To 'walk and not faint' is the highest reach possible for strength. The word "walk" is used in the Bible to express the character --"John looking on Jesus as He walked, said, Behold the Lamb of God!" There is never anything abstract in the bible, it is always vivid and real. God does not say -- Be spiritual, but -- "Walk before Me."
When we are in an unhealthy state physically or emotionally, we always want thrills. In the physical domain this will lead to counterfeiting the Holy Ghost; in the emotional life it leads to inordinate affection and the destruction of morality; and in the spiritual domain if we insist on getting thrills, on mounting up with wings, it will end in the destruction of spirituality.
The reality of God's presence is not dependent on any place, but only
dependent upon the determination to set the Lord always
before us. Our problems come when we refuse to bank on the reality of His presence. The experience the Psalmist speaks of -- "Therefore will we not fear,though..."will be ours when once we are based on Reality, not
the consciousness of God's presence but the reality of it -- Why, He has been here all the time!
At critical moments it is necessary to ask guidance, but it ought
to be unnecessary to be saying always-- "O Lord, direct me here, and there." Of course He will! If our common-sense decisions are not His order, He will press through them and check; then we must be quiet and wait for the direction of His presence.
Reading this I ponder all the possibilities... There are so many interesting things that could be discussed from this excerpt. But more than anything on this evening of new beginnings
- I think I will be quiet and wait :-)
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