Day: July 28, 2010

God’s Purpose or Mine?

Oswald Chambers 90x115by Oswald Chambers

He made His disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side . . . —Mark 6:45

We tend to think that if Jesus Christ compels us to do something and we are obedient to Him, He will lead us to great success. We should never have the thought that our dreams of success are God’s purpose for us. In fact, His purpose may be exactly the opposite. We have the idea that God is leading us toward a particular end or a desired goal, but He is not. The question of whether or not we arrive at a particular goal is of little importance, and reaching it becomes merely an episode along the way. What we see as only the process of reaching a particular end, God sees as the goal itself.


Him Only

Greg Laurie 90x115by Greg Laurie

And Jesus answered and said to him, “Get behind Me, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’ ”
—Luke 4:8

A survey revealed that 76 percent of Americans consider themselves completely true to the first commandment, which says, “You shall have no other gods before Me” (Exodus 20:3). But I wonder if they understand what that statement actually means.