Oswald Chambers Quote

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Am I as spontaneously kind to God as I used to be, or am I only expecting God to be kind to me?  Am I full of the little things that cheer His heart over me, or am I whimpering because things are going hardly with me?  There is no joy in the soul that has forgotten what God prizes.

If, as I recall what God remembers about me, I find He is not what He used to be to me, let it produce shame and humiliation, because that shame will bring the godly sorrow that works repentance.

Taken from the text found in Oswald Chambers’ MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST:  “Recall What God Remembers.”  

From Jeremiah 2:1-2:  “The Word of the Lord came to me, saying:  ‘Go and proclaim in the hearing of Jerusalem, Thus says the Lord:  I remember the devotion of your youth, your love as a bride, how you followed me in the wilderness, in a land now sown.  

Rick Warren Quote

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When God is at the center of your life, you worship, when He’s not, you worry.

From Psalm 62:8:  “Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.”

Oswald Chambers Quote

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Keep your life so constant in its contact with God that His surprising power may break out on the right hand and on the left.  Always be in a state of expectancy, and see that you leave room for God to come in as He likes.

From Galatians 1:15-16:  “But when God, who had set me apart before I was born and called me through His grace, was pleased to reveal His Son to me, so that I might proclaim Him among the Gentiles.”

Charles Swindoll Quote

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God is our refuge, and what comfort that brings.  When you read the next headline, and it tells of some event that you and I would call tragic, He is a very present help.

From Psalm 46:1:  “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”

God’s Promises

From Matthew 7:13-14:  “Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the road is easy that leads to destruction, and there are many who take it.  For the gate is narrow and the road is hard that leads to life, and there are few who find it.”

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Life tempting us with enticing shortcuts

Most of these never seem to bring success

Gods speaks honestly, always asking us

Did we burrow deeper, rather than guess?

 

Clever world flooding us with remedies

Formulas for a more successful life

Simple, surefire, easy to use, guaranteed

God’s formula, always true without strife

 

Never shy from following the Father

He doesn’t promise a road without bumps

God offers promises with blessed love

His way leading us forward, our hearts jump

 

Requiring patience, life’s a marathon

God remains our Rock, faithful and steadfast

His blessings fill our lives in countless ways

Our ship sails, with eternal hope amassed

 

Losing hope at times, seeking a quick fix

Encouragement and trust arrives from God

Offering us Grace, filled with peace and joy

Grateful, He accepts us, totally flawed

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From the words of Saint Teresa of Avila, “We ought to make some progress, however little, every day, and show some increase of fervor.  We ought to act as if we were at war–as, indeed, we are–and never relax until we have won the victory.” 

 

Warren Wiersbe Quote

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I suggest you discipline yourself to spend time daily in a systematic reading of God’s Word.  Make this “quiet time” a priority that nobody can change.

From Exodus 20:1-3:  “Then God spoke all these words:  ‘I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; you shall have no other gods before me.'”

Leaving Room

From Galatians 1:15-16:  “But when God, who has set me apart before I was born and called me through His grace, was pleased to reveal His Son to me, so that I might proclaim Him among the Gentiles.”

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Life will sometimes serve us trials

God asking for some elbow room

Always leaving room for the Lord

Delivering light over our gloom

 

Never be surprised when God comes

At His choosing, His will descends

Always leaving room for the Lord

His Spirit pays real dividends

 

Looking out for God’s faithful love

Expecting Him to come close by

Always leaving room for the Lord

Never certain of how, when, why

 

Following God’s Holy commands

He stands at center of our selves

Always leaving room for the Lord

Transforming lives, from cluttered shelves

 

Just as Jesus stuns vengeful Saul

On a darkened Damascus road

Always leaving room for the Lord

Knowing our way, will just implode

 

Any given time, God breaks in

He blesses us with His surprise

Always leaving room for the Lord

Following His plan, always wise

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From Scottish evangelist and teacher, Oswald Chambers:  “Always be in a state of expectancy, and see that you leave room for God to come in as He likes.”