The Call


I packed Oswald Chambers’ two books in one, So Send I You and Workmen of God, with us to Uganda. One of the joyful moments we have every morning is reading one chapter for devotion. Since following his devotion’s My Utmost for His Highest, I enjoyed reading Oswald Chambers’ writings. His words bring clarity to Spiritual truths in such a profound way I don’t get from reading other authors. I am...

Devotion: It is the Lord!


This is taken from a devotion on Utmost.org.  Beware of anything that competes with your loyalty to Jesus Christ. The greatest competitor of true devotion to Jesus is the service we do for Him. It is easier to serve than to pour out our lives completely for Him. The goal of the call of God is His satisfaction, not simply that we should do something for Him. We are not sent to do battle for...

Community and being alone..deep stuff


This is taken from today’s devotion….wow..very deep. Whoever cannot be alone should beware of community. Such people will only do harm to themselves and to the community. Alone you stood before God when God called you. Alone you had to obey God’s voice. Alone you had to take up your cross, struggle, and pray and alone you will die and give an account to God. You cannot avoid yourself...

Justice, Mercy and Faithfulness


In preparation for the church’s Christmas Drama (I am playing Pilate), I started to read the life of Jesus leading up to the Crucifixion.  Particularly from the Gospel of Matthew. In Matthew, Chapter 23, Jesus gave seven woes against the Pharisees and calling them hypocrites. There was one woe that I was drawn to…  “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you...

A doormat for someone else


It was a few weeks ago when we had lunch after Sunday Service.  One of the brothers were sharing how he felt always cheated at work and always had to do a lot more than everyone else. At one point, I asked the brother about as Christian we should do the right thing and serve. He said, ‘is that what Christian is about? A push over?’ To which I replied, ‘was Jesus a push over...

Devotion: Alone at your “Jordan”, your “Jericho”, and your “Bethel”


I found yesterday’s devotion particularly relate-able. It is not wrong for you to depend on your “Elijah” for as long as God gives him to you. But remember that the time will come when he must leave and will no longer be your guide and your leader, because God does not intend for him to stay. Even the thought of that causes you to say, “I cannot continue without my ’Elijah.’ ” Yet God...

Not ability but of poverty


A devotion I had been reflecting on for a while… We tend to say that because a person has natural ability, he will make a good Christian. It is not a matter of our equipment, but a matter of our poverty; not of what we bring with us, but of what God puts into us; not a matter of natural virtues, of strength of character, of knowledge, or of experience— all of that is of no avail in this...

Devotion: Priorities


From My Utmost for His Highest… Your priorities must be God first, God second, and God third, until your life is continually face to face with God and no one else is taken into account whatsoever. Your prayer will then be, “In all the world there is no one but You, dear God; there is no one but You.”  Keep paying the price. Let God see that you are willing to live up to the vision...

Devotion: Do Not Fret


Today’s devotion…quite applicable to being someone that is always worry all the time.. Fretting means getting ourselves “out of joint” mentally or spiritually. It is one thing to say, “Do not fret,” but something very different to have such a nature that you find yourself unable to fret. It’s easy to say, “Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him” (Psalm 37:7) until our own little...

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