Oswald J. Chambers Died 15th November 1917 
Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways

you may not understand at the time. 
Our yesterdays present irreparable things to us; it is true that we

have lost opportunities which will never return, but God can transform this destructive anxiety into a constructive thoughtfulness for the future. Let the past sleep, but let it sleep on the bosom of Christ. Leave the Irreparable Past in His hands, and step out into the Irresistible Future with Him. 
Holiness, not happiness, is the chief end of man.  Have you been asking God what He is going to do? He will never

tell you. God does not tell you what He is going to do He reveals to you who He is. 
Sum up the life of Jesus by any other standard than God's, and

it is an anticlimax of failure. 
Our true character comes out in the way we pray. 

The man or woman who does not know God demands an infinite

satisfaction from other human beings which they cannot give, and in the case of the man, he becomes tyrannical and cruel. It springs from this one thing, the human heart must have satisfaction, but there is only one Being who can satisfy the last abyss of the human heart, and that is the Lord Jesus Christ. 
The purpose of prayer is to reveal the presence of God equally

present, all the time, in every condition. 
Have you ever realized that you can give things to God that are of

value to Him? Or are you just sitting around daydreaming about the greatness of His redemption, while neglecting all the things you could be doing for Him? I'm not referring to works which could be regarded as divine and miraculous, but ordinary, simple human things - things which would be evidence to God that you are totally surrendered to Him. 

I have to get to the point of the absolute and unquestionable

relationship that takes everything exactly as it comes from Him. God never guides us at some time in the future, but always here and now. Realize that the Lord is here now, and the freedom you receive is immediate. 
The whole point of getting things done is knowing what to leave

When it is a question of God's almighty Spirit, never say, ´I

The dearest friend on earth is a mere shadow compared to Jesus


Every now and again, Our Lord lets us see what we would be like

if it were not for Himself; it is a justification of what He said "Without Me you can do nothing." That is why the bedrock of Christianity is personal, passionate devotion to the Lord Jesus. 
To choose to suffer means that there is something wrong; to

choose God's will even if it means suffering is a very different thing. No healthy saint ever chooses suffering; he chooses God's will, as Jesus did, whether it means suffering or not. 
The remarkable thing about fearing God is that when

you fear God you fear nothing else, whereas if you do not fear God youfear everything else. 
Faith never knows where it is being led, but it loves and knows

the One who is leading. 
Human fellowship can go to great lengths, but not all the way.

Fellowship with God can go to all lengths. 
The golden rule for understanding in spiritual matters is not

intellect, but obedience. 
Sin is not weakness, it is a disease; it is red-handed rebellion

against God and the magnitude of that rebellion is expressed by Calvary's cross. 
If in preaching the gospel you substitute your knowledge of the

way of salvation for confidence in the power of the gospel, you hinder people from getting to reality. 
All of God's people are ordinary people who have been made

extraordinary by the purpose he has given them. 
God never gives strength for tomorrow, or for the next hour, but

only for the strain of the minute. 

You will never cease to be the most amazed person on earth at

what God has done for you on the inside. 
Books are standing counselors and preachers, always at hand,

and always disinterested; having this advantage over oral instructors, that they are ready to repeat their lesson as often as we please. 
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. 
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. 
Perseverance is more than endurance. It is endurance combined

with absolute assurance and certainty that what we are looking for is going to happen. 
All heaven is interested in the cross of Christ, all hell terribly

afraid of it, while men are the only beings who more or less ignore its meaning. ¶Friend, remember that it is better to read 1 quote 10 times (meditatively) than to read 10 quotes 1 time (superficially).·

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