Wednesday, January 12, 2011

He's not quite C.S. Lewis, but....


 
Oswald Chambers says.......
 
Our natural inclination is to be so precise---trying always to forecast  
accurately what will happen next----that we look upon uncertainty as a bad  
thing. 
We think we must reach some predetermined goal, but that is not the nature  
of the spiritual life. 
The nature of the spiritual life is that we are certain in our uncertainty. 
 Consequently, we do not put down roots. 
Our common sense says, "Well, what if I were in that circumstance?" 
We cannot presume to see ourselves in any circumstance in which we have  
never been.
Certainty is the mark of the commonsense life----gracious uncertainty is  
the mark of the spiritual life.
To be certain of God means that we are uncertain in all our ways, not  
knowing what tomorrow may bring. Read James 4.
This is generally expressed with a sigh of sadness, but it should be an  
expression of breathless expectation.
We are uncertain of the next step, but we are certain of God.
As soon as we abandon ourselves to God and do the task He has placed  
closest to us, He begins to fill our lives with surprises.
When we become simply a promoter or defender of a particular belief,  
something within us dies.
That is not believing God---it is only believing our belief about  Him.
Jesus said, "...unless you....become as little children...." Matt  18:3.
The spiritual life is the life of a child. We are not uncertain of God,  
just uncertain of what He is going to do next.
If our certainty is only in our beliefs, we develop a sense of  
self-righteousness, become overly critical, and are limited by the view that our  
beliefs are complete and settled. 
But when we have the right relationship with God, life is full of  
spontaneous, joyful uncertainty and expectancy.
Jesus said, "....believe also in Me" John 14:1, not, "Believe certain  
things about Me." 
Leave everything to Him and it will be gloriously and graciously uncertain  
how he will come in----but you can be certain that He will come.
Remain faithful to Him!
"No Ministry is more important than any other Ministry...." Pastor Dave  
Blackwell Peralta, NM Methodist Church AMEN Dave!
 
"...it has not yet been revealed what we shall be...." John 3:2

4 comments:

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  3. Garth's commentary on Acts is the one I have.

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