"Your greatest contribution to the Kingdom of God may not be something you do, but someone you raise." ~Andy Stanley

March 3, 2009

Wednesdays in the Word

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."
(double ouch!)

"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."


1 comment:

Jamie said...

I just love this devotional. I have read through it several times and it always speaks to me in different ways!! It is a truly anointed piece of work.