spreading Truth

I talked earlier that I was struggling with being patient in South Africa and trying to get everything done my way, my time and through my power, without even seeking God in it.  I was definitely working through it and God was teaching me some good things.  I was able to get a message from a very good friend of mine that shared with me what I am sharing with you now.  It is one of the daily devotions that Oswald Chambers did called “My Utmost for His Highest”.  It definitely went right along with what I was going through and totally speaks to our need for being totally entrusted into God’s hands and what he will have for our lives.

“Take a thought for your life.” Matthew 6:25

A warning which needs to be reiterated is that the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the lust of other things enter in, will choke all that God puts in. We are never free from the recurring tides of this encroachment. If it does not come on the line of clothes and food, it will come on the line of money or lack of money; of friends or the lack of friends; or on the line of difficult circumstances. It is one steady encroachment all the time, and unless we allow the Spirit of God to raise up standard against it, these things will come in like a flood.

“Take no thought of your life.” “Be careful about one thing only,” says our Lord, “your relationship to Me.” Common sense shouts loud and says, “That is absurd, I must consider how I am going to live, I must consider what I am going to eat and drink.” Jesus says you must not. Beware of allowing the thought that this statement is made by One Who does not understand our particular circumstances. Jesus Christ knows our circumstances better than we do, and He says we must not think about these things so as to make them competition, be sure that you put your relationship to God first.

“Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” How mush evil has begun to threaten you today? What kind of mean little imps have been looking in and saying – now what are you going to do next month – this summer? “Be anxious for nothing,” Jesus says. Look again and think. Keep your mind on the “much more” of your heavenly Father.                         “My Utmost for His Highest” Oswald Chambers

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