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Saturday, June 04, 2011

Our Never-Failing God

"For He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee."
-Hebrews 13:5

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"What line does my thought take? Does it turn to what God says or to what I fear? Am I learning to say not what God says, but to say something after I have heard what He says? "He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me."

"I will in no wise fail thee" - not for all my sin and selfishness and stubbornness and waywardness. Have I really let God say to me that He will never fail me? If I have listened to this say-so of God's, then let me listen again.

"Neither will I in any wise forsake thee." Sometimes it is not difficulty that makes me think God will forsake me, but drudgery. There is no Hill Difficulty to climb, no vision given, nothing wonderful or beautiful, just the commonplace day in and day out - can I hear God's say-so in these things?

We have the idea that God is going to do some exceptional thing, that He is preparing and fitting us for some extraordinary thing by and bye, but as we go on in grace we find that God is glorifying Himself here and now, in the present minute. If we have God's say-so behind us, the most amazing strength comes, and we learn to sing in the ordinary days and ways." - Oswald Chambers (My Utmost For His Hightest)

Just wanted to share what I was reading this morning with you all. Have a blessed Saturday!

2 comments:

Crystal said...

Thank you! I hadn't read it yet today so this was encouraging! Praise the Lord!

KarenLana said...

"....but as we go on in grace we find that God is glorifying Himself here and now, in the present minute. If we have God's say-so behind us, the most amazing strength comes, and we learn to sing in the ordinary days and ways."

This is what gets me through. When my illness makes doing laundry the single accomplishment of the day and I feel discouraged that life seems to be passing me by. Each ordinary moment in communion with the Lord is what gives strength. Thank you for posting this devotional. It really blessed me.