My Utmost for His Highest -Daily Devotional by Oswald Chambers

God intends for us to live a well-rounded life in Christ Jesus, but there are times when that life is attacked from the outside. Then we tend to fall back into self-examination, a habit that we thought was gone. Self-awareness is the first thing that will upset the completeness of our life in God, and self-awareness continually produces a sense of struggling and turmoil in our lives. Self-awareness is not sin, and it can be produced by nervous emotions or by suddenly being dropped into a totally new set of circumstances. Yet it is never God’s will that we should be anything less than absolutely complete in Him. Anything that disturbs our rest in Him must be rectified at once, and it is not rectified by being ignored but only by coming to Jesus Christ. If we will come to Him, asking Him to produce Christ-awareness in us, He will always do it, until we fully learn to abide in Him.

Never allow anything that divides or destroys the oneness of your life with Christ to remain in your life without facing it. Beware of allowing the influence of your friends or your circumstances to divide your life. This only serves to sap your strength and slow your spiritual growth. Beware of anything that can split your oneness with Him, causing you to see yourself as separate from Him. Nothing is as important as staying right spiritually. And the only solution is a very simple one— “Come to Me . . . .” The intellectual, moral, and spiritual depth of our reality as a person is tested and measured by these words. Yet in every detail of our lives where we are found not to be real, we would rather dispute the findings than come to Jesus.


PS. Happy Birthday to Ernie!! (Date stamp says the 20th but its still the 19th..)

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4 Responses to My Utmost for His Highest -Daily Devotional by Oswald Chambers

  1. Shea says:

    Hey Sarah, tell Ernie I said Happy 50th birthday (LOL). No, I love you all, can’t wait to see everybody at the Camp-meeting.

  2. Jane says:

    Wow that’s very encouraging! Thank you for sharing these wonderful thoughts!! Luv ya!

  3. Heather C says:

    Sarah… I posted this somewhere else… and then didn’t know if it was in the right place or not. Here it is again… LOL. Sorry about that!

    I have so enjoyed looking over your site. My husband spoke with Ernie today. We own a computer sales/service business in NH, and he had called Dell for something. I guess they had an interesting conversation and Ernie gave him the link to your blog. I just wanted you to know that I was blessed… blessed that my husband was encouraged by an encounter with another brother through work, and blessed to read about your life and family. Love your quote about brokenness… drop me a line sometime. Blessings to you and yours. Thanks for being a walking testimony.

  4. Sarah says:

    Heather, I saw it on my about page! send me an email, I would like to chat! sarahflowers007 at thanks for you comment.. Glad you stopped by! 🙂

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