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By Oswald Chambers

Author of: “My Utmost for His Highest”

Devotion For November 30th

 

 

His grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain.

The way we continually talk about our own inability is an insult to the Creator. The deploring of our own incompetence is a slander against God for having overlooked us. Get into the habit of examining in the sight of God the things that sound humble before men, and you will be amazed at how staggeringly impertinent they are. “Oh, I shouldn’t like to say I am sanctified; I’m not a saint.” Say that before God; and it means – “No, Lord, it is impossible for You to save and sanctify me; there are chances I have not had; so many imperfections in my brain and body; no, Lord, it isn’t possible.” That may sound wonderfully humble before men, but before God it is an attitude of defiance.

Again, the things that sound humble before God may sound the opposite before men. To say Thank God, I know I am saved and sanctified is in the sight of God the acme of humility, it means you have so completely abandoned yourself to God that you know He is true. Never bother your head as to whether what you say sounds humble before men or not, but always be humble before God, and let Him be all in all.

There is only one relationship that matters, and that is your personal relationship to a personal Redeemer and Lord. Let everything else go, but maintain that at all costs, and God will fulfill His purpose through your life. One individual life may be of priceless value to God’s purposes, and yours may be that life.

1 Corinthians 15:10

 We have the “assurance” of salvation when we “trust” Jesus with our lives, that’s it.  Once we trust Jesus, He, our great Heavenly Physician, will perfectly heal and restore us, thus our assurance is in Jesus, not in ourselves or our future. Salvation is Now!!  1John 5:11-13,   1 John 3:2,   John 17:3

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2 thoughts on “By The Grace Of God I Am What I Am—Daily Devotion By Oswald Chambers

  1. I have just been strongly inspired by the statements from our dear brother Oswald Chambers. I thank God for enabling me to visit this link. It is an encouragement to me and also, I believe the little poor children whom we are striving to nurture in the way of the Lord. Am sorry to call them[POOR] because, yes, of course I recall the above statement again- “The way we continually talk about our own inability is an insult to the Creator.” I like this statement for sure. Am so much inspired. I wish that your ministry will sacrifice to let us have some of the devotional materials from your book store. It would be a blessing to my children ministry too. We have a children’ ministry called “GRACIOUS LORD CHILD CARE CENTER.”
    our postal address is- GRACIOUS LORD CHILD CARE CENTER, P.O. BOX 47-50307, LUANDA -KENYA [East Africa]
    E-MAIL US at: glccc_2011@yahoo.co.uk
    Thank you and God bless.

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