Friday, January 25, 2008

Quoting Oswald Chambers

This kind of relates to Mike's last half-post, insofar as it encourages us to consider our perspectives on life. I like it because I tend to think about myself too much.

"Many of us have a mental conception of what a Christian should be, and the lives of the saints become a hindrance to our concentration on God. There is no salvation in this way, it is not simple enough. 'Look unto Me' and—not 'you will be saved,' but 'you are saved.' The very thing we look for, we shall find if we will concentrate on Him. We get preoccupied and sulky with God, while all the time He is saying—'Look up and be saved.' The difficulties and trials—the casting about in our minds as to what we shall do this summer, or tomorrow, all vanish when we look to God.
Rouse yourself up and look to God. Build your hope on Him. No matter if there are a hundred and one things that press, resolutely exclude them all and look to Him. 'Look unto Me,' and salvation is, the moment you look."

Excerpt from My Utmost For His Highest
the verse he's referring to is Isaiah 45:22

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