March 5, 2019

The Challenge Before Me

It is easier to serve or work for God without a vision and without a call, because then you are not bothered by what He requires. Common sense, covered with a layer of Christian emotion, becomes your guide. You may be more prosperous and successful from the world’s perspective, and will have more leisure time, if you never acknowledge the call of God. But once you receive a commission from Jesus Christ, the memory of what God asks of you will always be there to prod you on to do His will. You will no longer be able to work for Him on the basis of common sense.

These words above are from the well known Oswald Chambers. This amazing Scottish pastor knew how to keep faith real- practical, encouraging, and oh so challenging. Boy, I needed to hear this today. These words from his classic My Utmost for His Highest keep things in perspective. I must follow His lead and His call versus the other things that struggle for my time and work against my faith.

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