I am loving Oswald Chambers' My Utmost for His Highest right now.
This is the first time I've ever read it....
But it will not be the last! : )
The entry for about every other day usually rocks my world and makes me examine my motives. It is great!
Here are some recent quotes that have touched me:
"We need to rely on the resurrection life of Jesus much deeper than we do, to get into the habit of steadily referring everything back to Him; instead of this we make our common sense decisions and ask God to bless them.... (ouch!)
If we do a thing from a sense of duty, we are putting up a standard in competition with Jesus Christ....We have put our sense of duty on the throne instead of the resurrection life of Jesus."
"It is easier to serve God without a vision, easier to work for God without a call, because then you are not bothered by what God requires; common sense is your guide, veneered over with Christian sentiment. (ouch to the extreme!)
You will be more prosperous and successful, more leisure-hearted, if you never realize the call of God. But if once you receive a commission from Jesus Christ,
the memory of what God wants will always come like a goad; you will no longer be able to work for Him on the common-sense basis."