Saturday, October 25, 2014

Submitting to God’s Purpose

10/25/2014 - MY UTMOST for HIS HIGHEST (emphasis added by FT)

I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some — 1 Corinthians 9:22

A Christian worker has to learn how to be God’s man or woman of great worth and excellence in the midst of a multitude of meager and worthless things. Never protest by saying, “If only I were somewhere else!” 
All of God’s people are ordinary people who have been made extraordinary by the purpose HE has given them. 
Unless we have the right purpose intellectually in our minds and lovingly in our hearts, we will very quickly be diverted from being useful to God. 
We are not workers for God by choice. Many people deliberately choose to be workers, but they have no purpose of God’s almighty grace or His mighty Word in them. Paul’s whole heart, mind, and soul were consumed with the great purpose of what Jesus Christ came to do, and he never lost sight of that one thing. We must continually confront ourselves with one central fact— “. . . Jesus Christ and Him crucified” (1 Corinthians 2:2).
“I chose you . . .” (John 15:16). Keep these words as a wonderful reminder in your theology. It is not that you have gotten God, but that He has gotten you. God is at work bending, breaking, molding, and doing exactly as He chooses. And why is He doing it? He is doing it for only one purpose— that He may be able to say, “This is My man, and this is My woman.” We have to be in God’s hand so that He can place others on the Rock, (Jesus Christ), just as He has placed us.
Never choose to be a worker, but once God has placed His call upon you, woe be to you if you “turn aside . . . to the right or the left . . .” (Deuteronomy 28:14). He will do with you what He never did before His call came to you, and He will do with you what He is not doing with other people. Let Him have His way.
~ Oswald Chambers

Oswald Chambers (1874-1917)


  1. God is my help in every need
    He does m every hunger feed
    He walks beside me, guides my way
    Through every moment of the day.

    I don't understand how anyone could get through life without believing in God's presence knowing He is always there to rely on if you just reach out to Him.

    It's been my experience that people who make a big show of not believing in God tend to be very cold, cynical, hard-hearted, rude and disloyal.

    Helen Highwater

  2. Which God? Many have un-graced this earth and our limited sections of the heavens over the millenniums.

    Your experience; obviously limited and influenced by your biases.

  3. There is only ONE God, though He goes by any names, and is perceived differently by each of many disparate cultures, but I think it safe to say that virtually all people at all stages of history have sensed -- and sought -- the presence of a Governing Force that is the Source of Life, Truth, Wisdom and Love.

    It is only since the advent of the Machine Age that we human beings have gotten a little too big for our breeches and developed wrong-headed notions that we, ourselves, possess godlike powers and, therefore, have no need to look upwards to any sort of higher power. Considering the record amounts of violence and megadeath along with the rapid degeneration and reversion to barbarism that has taken place since the dawn of the 20th-century, when too many decided they could live better lives without showing respect for the Lord, I'd say that notiin has proved utterly fallacious.



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