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 By Oswald Chambers 

 Author of: “My Utmost for His Highest”

Devotion For September 5th.


“Watch with Me” – with no private point of view of your own at all, but watch entirely with Me. In the early stages we do not watch with Jesus, we watch for Him. We do not watch with Him through the revelation of the Bible; in the circumstances of our lives. Our Lord is trying to introduce us to identification with Himself in a particular Gethsemane, and we will not go; we say – “No, Lord, I cannot see the meaning of this, it is bitter.” How can we possibly watch with Someone Who is inscrutable? How are we going to understand Jesus sufficiently to watch with Him in His Gethsemane, when we do not know even what His suffering is for? We do not know how to watch with Him; we are only used to the idea of Jesus watching with us.

The disciples loved Jesus Christ to the limit of their natural capacity, but they did not understand what He was after. In the Garden of Gethsemane they slept for their own sorrow, and at the end of three years of the closest intimacy they “all forsook Him and fled.”

“They were all filled with the Holy Ghost” – the same “they,” but something wonderful has happened in between – Our Lord’s Death and Resurrection and Ascension; and the disciples have been invaded by the Holy Spirit. Our Lord had said – “Ye shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you,” and this meant that they learned to watch with Him all the rest of their lives.

Matthew 26:40

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3 thoughts on “Watch With Me! Daily Devotion By Oswald Chambers

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  2. I have never heard this put this way, but it is so true. What a difference it makes when, by beholding Jesus in our devotional life and following Him through our days, we become like Him. He gives us eyes to see as He sees, and a heart to do as He wills.

    Thanks for sharing this. 🙂

    • Thanks for visiting my Gospel Blog!
      You are so correct!!
      God loves us with His Everlasting Love!! Jeremiah 31:3, 1John 4:8

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