Prayer is an incredible privilege. Imagine the King of the universe inviting us into one-on-one conversation with Him. The thought boggles my mind. Unfortunately, we sometimes forget the enormity of this privilege and relegate it to the back burner. Family responsibilities consume us. Work commitments and deadlines overrun us. Apathy distracts us. It’s… [ read more ]
Posts Tagged: Oswald Chambers
I’ve got a ton of stuff on my mind today. I’m thinking about my half-finished book proposal that I’d hoped to complete by last weekend, an article that’s due today, and two training sessions this week for our summer ministry volunteers. I’m planning for my upcoming trip to Atlanta, GA and then leaving for Eastern… [ read more ]
“Carelessness is an insult to the Holy Spirit. We should have no carelessness about us either in the way we worship God, or even in the way we eat and drink,” writes Oswald Chambers in My Utmost for His Highest. I agree with Chambers’ words. As daughters of the King, we owe our very best… [ read more ]
Sometimes we say things we later regret. How can we prevent this?
I’ve got a ton of stuff on my mind today. I’m thinking about my visit next week with a childhood friend who’s now in hospice, preparing PowerPoint presentations for seven speaking sessions, planning for an upcoming 5-week missions trip to Poland and Romania, spreading word about my new Bible study, and writing a couple of… [ read more ]
Gideon must have thought God had lost all grip on reality. Imagine going to war with 300 soldiers and expecting to win. Ludicrous. But that’s exactly what God had told him to do—whittle down his army until only 300 men remained. And so he obeyed. (Judges 7) Call it ludricous, or call it gracious uncertainty…. [ read more ]
The credit for this post goes to My Utmost for His Highest. It fits the theme of being tuned in to God. Enjoy! (And whisper a prayer for me today – I’m enroute to Romania). As servants of God, we must learn to make room for Him – to give God “elbow room.” We plan… [ read more ]