Day: May 30, 2011

“Yes— But . . .!”

Oswald Chambers 90x115by Oswald Chambers

Lord, I will follow You, but . . . —Luke 9:61

Suppose God tells you to do something that is an enormous test of your common sense, totally going against it. What will you do? Will you hold back? If you get into the habit of doing something physically, you will do it every time you are tested until you break the habit through sheer determination. And the same is true spiritually. Again and again you will come right up to what Jesus wants, but every time you will turn back at the true point of testing, until you are determined to abandon yourself to God in total surrender. Yet we tend to say, “Yes, but— suppose I do obey God in this matter, what about . . . ?” Or we say, “Yes, I will obey God if what He asks of me doesn’t go against my common sense, but don’t ask me to take a step in the dark.”

The Christian’s Hope!

James Smith 90x115by James Smith

From "Christ Exalted, Saints Comforted, and Sinners Directed" 1855

"The hope which is laid up for you in Heaven" Colossians 1:5

Many Christians have but little in hand–but they have much in hope. They have little on earth–but they have unsearchable wealth in Heaven! The present is the worst state they will ever be in. All beyond death–is bright, blissful and glorious!