If we get to the heart cry of the soul, I believe we just want to be known. We want to know that our life matters, and others know us. In truth, it’s what we were made for: to know others and to be known. The Internet has made it easy for a person to create a platform and rise to the spotlight seemingly over night. There is a certain paradox to discipleship in Christ though, and that is the willingness to live in obscurity.
How many times have you prayed for something and it seems as if God has failed to even acknowledge that you breathed the words? I know I have many times. One particular instance stands out for sure and it changed not only my thinking, but my actions as well. Join me as I share a story of how a truck opened my eyes to God’s trust in me.
Every year around this time thousands, nay millions, gather to celebrate Easter. We remember the gruesome death He endured and His glorious resurrection He proclaimed would follow, but this isn’t just some annual memorial service we participate in. We should be living Easter everyday.
We often think of the desert as a bad thing. It’s dry, hot, barren, and pretty much uninhabitable. We tend to apply those same thought patterns towards our Spiritual walk, when we enter seasons of being in the desert. What if the desert wasn’t a problem, but it was really a training ground? Have you ever been in a spiritual desert? Let’s explore it.
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Oswald Chambers was one of those giants in the faith that made a major impact for the Kingdom of God. Through his ministry of writing and speaking he pointed people to a deeper relationship with God. Here are 25 quotes by Oswald Chambers that are sure to change your life.
Everyday there is a spiritual battle taking place behind the scenes of your life. Some days you will be highly cognizant of it, while on other occasions it will be as subtle as a morning sun moving on the horizon. That battle is between the flesh and spirit. Some days the spirit wins, and some days the flesh wins. The other day I had one of those days where the flesh won out. I’m not proud of this, but it became one of those teaching moments in the Spirit, that I pray will help you as it did me.
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In a world that is pulling you in a thousand directions and is constantly sucking the life out of you it can be easy to become overwhelmed. If you do not know where your source is, you strength will be drained, your joy will dwindle, and you will constantly stress over your finances. Where is your source?
My Utmost for His Highest is a daily devotional by Oswald Chambers that compiles his Christian preaching to students and soldiers. The book was first published in 1935. This timeless devotional has been read by Christians for years. Each day Chambers provides a deep spiritual lesson that is sure to challenge you and give you greater insight into life with our Lord.