Day: November 2, 2011

“You Are Not Your Own”

Oswald Chambers 90x115by Oswald Chambers

Do you not know that . . . you are not your own? —1 Corinthians 6:19

There is no such thing as a private life, or a place to hide in this world, for a man or woman who is intimately aware of and shares in the sufferings of Jesus Christ. God divides the private life of His saints and makes it a highway for the world on one hand and for Himself on the other. No human being can stand that unless he is identified with Jesus Christ. We are not sanctified for ourselves. We are called into intimacy with the gospel, and things happen that appear to have nothing to do with us. But God is getting us into fellowship with Himself. Let Him have His way. If you refuse, you will be of no value to God in His redemptive work in the world, but will be a hindrance and a stumbling block.

Look Upon Me!

James Smith 90x115by James Smith

"Food for Hungry Souls"

Humble hearts prize small mercies–and in their prayers they often ask for very simple things. A word or a look from God, or a ray of light from their heavenly Father’s loving countenance, is at times, all that they can venture upon asking. It was a sweet prayer presented by the Psalmist, when he cried,

"Look upon me, and have mercy on me, as You always do to those who love Your name." Psalm 119:132

The Lord has looked upon His people . . . in their natural state–and pitied them, when under conviction of sin–and pardoned them, when in sadness and sorrow–and comforted them, when in confusion and perplexity–and directed them, when in trouble and trial–and delivered them, when in need–and supplied them, when in danger–and shielded them, when passing along the last stage of their journey at death–and received them!