When my friend Jana battled cancer last year, she enjoyed meditating on quotations from The Quotable Oswald Chambers. Our church gave the book to all the adult Sunday morning Bible teachers two years ago.
I pulled out my copy today to find a pertinent quote about discipleship. What a treasure trove of wisdom I found.
In Jana's honor, here are six jewels from Oswald Chambers, the man who brought us My Utmost for His Highest:
"As soon as God becomes real, other people become shadows. Nothing that other saints do or say can ever perturb the one who is built on the real God."
"Faith never knows where it is being led, but it knows and loves the One Who is leading."
"The tiniest detail in which I obey has all the omnipotent power of the grace of God behind it."
"We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties."
"The measure of the salvation of Jesus is not that it does for the best man we know, but that it does for the worst and most sin-stained."
"The Cross of Jesus Christ is not the cross of a martyr, but the door whereby God keeps open house for the universe. Anyone can go in through that door."
I hope we all get to direct someone to the Door between now and Easter.
Thursday – March 6, 2014