Day: August 22, 2010

“I Indeed . . . But He”

Oswald Chambers 90x115by Oswald Chambers

I indeed baptize you with water . . . but He . . . will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire —Matthew 3:11

Have I ever come to the point in my life where I can say, “I indeed . . . but He . . .”? Until that moment comes, I will never know what the baptism of the Holy Spirit means. I indeed am at the end, and I cannot do anything more— but He begins right there— He does the things that no one else can ever do. Am I prepared for His coming? Jesus cannot come and do His work in me as long as there is anything blocking the way, whether it is something good or bad. When He comes to me, am I prepared for Him to drag every wrong thing I have ever done into the light? That is exactly where He comes. Wherever I know I am unclean is where He will put His feet and stand, and wherever I think I am clean is where He will remove His feet and walk away.

Faith Proven

Mustard Flowers by RitaK copyby Rocco T

If you have faith as a mustard seed . . . nothing will be impossible for you —Matthew 17:20

Oswald Chambers was such a Godly man and had such discernment and so much desire to please God alone, said

“Faith by its very nature must be tested and tried”

How is your faith today?. There are many days in life and may be many areas in your life where you have abundant faith in the Lord. What about the rest of your life? Do you have abundant faith in every area of your life? We need to, because we are called by God to live a holy life. In order to live a Holy life, we need to utilize our faith in God in every area and not just some. Everyone is at different stages in our Christian life and some of us have more faith in certain areas and less faith in other areas. This is not to excuse the fact that I don’t have as much faith in God as I should in certain areas. It is just an observation of where I need to improve.