Month: September 2019

Taking Possession of Our Own Soul

Oswald Chambersby Oswald Chambers

By your patience possess your souls. —Luke 21:19

When a person is born again, there is a period of time when he does not have the same vitality in his thinking or reasoning that he previously had. We must learn to express this new life within us, which comes by forming the mind of Christ (see Philippians 2:5). Luke 21:19 means that we take possession of our souls through patience. But many of us prefer to stay at the entrance to the Christian life, instead of going on to create and build our soul in accordance with the new life God has placed within us. We fail because we are ignorant of the way God has made us, and we blame things on the devil that are actually the result of our own undisciplined natures. Just think what we could be when we are awakened to the truth!

There are certain things in life that we need not pray about— moods, for instance. We will never get rid of moodiness by praying, but we will by kicking it out of our lives. Moods nearly always are rooted in some physical circumstance, not in our true inner self. It is a continual struggle not to listen to the moods which arise as a result of our physical condition, but we must never submit to them for a second. We have to pick ourselves up by the back of the neck and shake ourselves; then we will find that we can do what we believed we were unable to do. The problem that most of us are cursed with is simply that we won’t. The Christian life is one of spiritual courage and determination lived out in our flesh.

by Oswald Chambers

The Withdrawing Of The Cloud

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

Have there been times in your life and walk when you just didn’t feel the presence of God; when you didn’t feel the presence of His love, His favor, or His blessings? Maybe you felt He was distant or withdrawing from you. But in those times of life, there’s a blessing you may be missing.

If you were in the wilderness with Moses and witnessed the presence of God withdrawing from the camp, it wouldn’t have been a bad thing but a good thing. The withdrawing of His presence was a sign that He was calling His people to get moving. It was the sign that it was time to move forward in the journey to the Promised Land. In the same way, if you’re in God’s will and you don’t feel Him as close as you did, it’s a sign that God wants you to move forward, to not live by feelings, but to seek after Him. It’s a sign He wants you to make a change in your routine, to press forward to find more of Him and to enter higher ground. So don’t get down – instead, get up and follow the cloud!

Today’s Mission – Today, take time to go over all the blessings God has given you and take inventory on how rich you truly are.

by Jonathan Cahn