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    If my ruling disposition is self-interest, I perceive that everything that happens to me is always for or against my self-interest; if, on the other hand, my ruling disposition is obedience to God, I perceive Him to be at work for my perfecting in everything that happens to me.
    — Oswald Chambers
    tags: work  god 
     
    If you want to be of use to God, maintain the proper relationship with Jesus Christ by staying focused on Him & He will make use of you every minute you live- yet you will be unaware, on the conscious level of your life, that you are being used of Him.
    — Oswald Chambers
    Obedience to the call of Christ nearly always costs everything to two people- the one who is called, and the one who loves that one.
    — Oswald Chambers
    tags: christ 
     
    The Christian who is truly intimate with Jesus will never draw attention to himself but will only show the evidence of a life where Jesus is completely in control. This is the outcome of allowing Jesus to satisfy every area of life to its depth. The picture resulting from such a life is that of the strong, calm balance that our Lord gives to those who are intimate with Him.
    — Oswald Chambers
    If we believe in Jesus, it is not what we gain but what He pours through us that really counts. God's purpose is not simply to make us beautiful, plump grapes, but to make us grapes so that He may squeeze the sweetness out of us.
    — Oswald Chambers
    tags: believe  beautiful  god  jesus 
     
    Not every man can carry a full cup. Sudden elevation frequently leads to pride and a fall. The most exacting test of all to survive is prosperity.
    — Oswald Chambers
    tags: men  pride 
     
    Get to the end of yourself where you can do nothing, but where He does everything.
    — Oswald Chambers
    The moment we recognize our complete weakness and our dependence upon Him will be the very moment that the Spirit of God will exhibit His power.
    — Oswald Chambers
    tags: power  moment  weakness  god  spirit 
     
    The greatest test of a man's character is his tongue.
    — Oswald Chambers
    tags: character 
     
    All our fret and worry is caused by calculating without God.
    — Oswald Chambers
    tags: worries  god 
     
    Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you cannot understand at the time.
    — Oswald Chambers
    When God gets us alone through suffering, heartbreak, temptation, disappointment, sickness, or by thwarted friendship - when He gets us absolutely alone, and we are totally speechless, unable to ask even one question, then He begins to teach us.
    — Oswald Chambers
    God is the Great Engineer, creating circumstances to bring about moments in our lives of divine importance, leading us to divine appointments
    — Oswald Chambers
    tags: live  moment  divine  god 
     
    God never forces a person's will into surrender, and He never begs. He patiently waits until that person willingly yields to Him. True surrender is a matter of being 'united together [with Jesus] in the likeness of His death' (Romans 6:5) until nothing ever appeals to you that did not appeal to Him. And after you surrender-then what? Your entire life should be characterized by an eagerness to maintain unbroken fellowship and oneness with God.
    — Oswald Chambers
    tags: death  people  true  god 
     
    The greatest test of Christianity is the wear and tear of daily life; it is like the shining of silver: the more it is rubbed the brighter it grows.
    — Oswald Chambers
    The great thing about faith in God is that it keeps a man undisturbed in the midst of disturbance.
    — Oswald Chambers
    tags: men  god  faith 
     
    We are not responsible for the circumstances we are in, but we are responsible for the way we allow those circumstances to affect us; we can either allow them to get on top of us or we can allow them to transform us into what God wants us to be.
    — Oswald Chambers
    tags: god 
     
    The remarkable thing about God is that when you fear God, you fear nothing else, whereas if you do not fear God, you fear everything else.
    — Oswald Chambers
    tags: fear  god 
     
    If you are going to be used by God, He will take you through a number of experiences that are not meant for you personally at all. They are designed to make you useful in His hands, and to enable you to understand what takes place in the lives of others.
    — Oswald Chambers
    tags: live  experience  god 
     
    It is easy to say we believe in God as long as we remain in the little world we choose to live in; but get out into the great world of facts, the noisy world where people are absolutely indifferent to you, where your message is nothing more than a crazy tale belonging to a bygone age, can you believe God there?
    — Oswald Chambers
    tags: people  live  world  believe  age  crazy  facts  god 
     
    We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties.
    — Oswald Chambers
    tags: eyes  god  pray 
     
    There is no condition of life in which we cannot abide in Jesus. We have to learn to abide in Him wherever we are placed.
    — Oswald Chambers
    tags: jesus  learn 
     
    Am I getting nobler, better, more helpful, more humble, as I get older? Am I exhibiting the life that men take knowledge of as having been with Jesus, or am I getting more self-assertive, more deliberately determined to have my own way? It is a great thing to tell yourself the truth.
    — Oswald Chambers
    tags: truth  men  jesus 
     
    Faith is not intelligent understanding, faith is deliberate commitment to a Person where I see no way.
    — Oswald Chambers
    God never fits His word to suit me; He fits me to suit His word.
    — Oswald Chambers
    tags: god 
     
    Never water down the Word of God, but preach it in its undiluted sternness. There must be unflinching faithfulness to the Word of God, but when you come to personal dealings with others, remember who you are- you are not some special being created in heaven, but a sinner saved by grace.
    — Oswald Chambers
    tags: personal  grace  water  god  heaven  sinner 
     
    Never focus your eyes on the obstacle or the difficulty. The obstacle will be a matter of total indifference to the river that will flow steadily through you if you will simply remember to stay focused on the Source.
    — Oswald Chambers
    tags: focus  eyes 
     
    Perseverance is more than endurance. It is endurance combined with absolute assurance and certainty that what we are looking for is going to happen.
    — Oswald Chambers
    Every time we pray our horizon is altered, our attitude to things is altered, not sometimes but every time, and the amazing thing is that we don't pray more.
    — Oswald Chambers
    tags: time  attitude  pray 
     
    Are you learning to say things after listening to God, or are you saying things and trying to make God's word fit in?
    — Oswald Chambers
    The busyness of things obscures our concentration on God ... Never let a hurried lifestyle disturb the relationship of abiding in Him. This is an easy thing to allow, but we must guard against it.
    — Oswald Chambers
    The real test of a saint is not one's willingness to preach the gospel, but one's willingness to do something like washing the disciples' feet - that is, being willing to do those things that seem unimportant in human estimation but count as everything to God.
    — Oswald Chambers
    tags: human  real  god  disciple  gospel 
     
    If we are in Christ the whole basis of our goings is God, not conceptions of God, not ideas of God, but God Himself. We do not need any more ideas about God, the world is full of ideas about God, they are all worthless, because the ideas of God in anyone's head are of no more use than our own ideas. What we need is a real God, not more ideas about Him.
    — Oswald Chambers
    tags: world  real  god  christ  ideas 
     
    A life of intimacy with God is characterized by joy.
    — Oswald Chambers
    tags: joy  god  intimacy 
     
    'I have chosen you!' Keep that note of greatness in your creed. It is not that you have got God but that He has got you.
    — Oswald Chambers
    tags: greatness  god 
     
    We look upon prayer simply as a means of getting things for ourselves, but the biblical purpose of prayer is that we may get to know God Himself.
    — Oswald Chambers
    tags: god  prayer 
     
    Some prayers are followed by silence (from God) because they are wrong, others because they are bigger than one can understand. It will be a wonderful moment for some of us when we stand before God and find that the prayers we clamored for in early days and imagined were never answered, have been answered in the most amazing way, and that God's silence has been the sign of the answer.
    — Oswald Chambers
    tags: silence  moment  wrong  god  prayer 
     
    When we preach the love of God there is a danger of forgetting that the Bible reveals not first the love of God but the intense, blazing holiness of God, with His love at the center of that holiness.
    — Oswald Chambers
    tags: danger  god  bible 
     
    God gives us the vision, then he takes us down to the valley to batter us into the shape of the vision, and it is in the valley that so many of us faint and give way. Every vision will be made real if we will have patience.
    — Oswald Chambers
    tags: patience  real  god  vision 
     
    There is only one relationship that matters, and that is your personal relationship to a personal Redeemer and Lord. Let everything else go, but maintain that at all cost, and God will fulfill His purpose through your life. (This includes meeting the needs of your heart.) One individual life may be of priceless value to God's purposes, and yours may be that life.
    — Oswald Chambers
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