February 29, 2012 – Thought for the Day

WHAT DO YOU WANT THE LORD TO DO FOR YOU?

“What do you want Me to do for you?” He said, “Lord, that I may receive my sight.”

Luke 18:41

Is there something in your life that not only disturbs you, but makes you a disturbance to others?  If so, it is always something you cannot handle yourself.  Be persistent with your disturbance until you get face to face with the Lord Himself.  If it is an impossibility, it is the very thing for which we have to ask.  God will do what is absolutely impossible.

Oswald Chambers – My Utmost for His Highest

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February 28, 2012 – Thought for the Day

“DO YOU NOW BELIEVE?”

“By this we believe….”  Jesus answered them, “Do you now believe?”

John 16:30, 31

Our soul has gotten out of intimate contact with God by leaning on its own religious understanding.  We should get in the habit of continually seeking His counsel on everything, instead of making our own commonsense decisions and then asking Him to bless them.

Oswald Chambers – My Utmost for His Highest

February 27, 2012 – Thought for the Day

THE IMPOVERISHED MINISTRY OF JESUS

Where then do You get that living water?

John 4:11

Jesus doesn’t bring anything up from the wells of human nature – He brings them down from above.  The well of your incompleteness runs deep, but make the effort to look away from yourself and unto Him.

Oswald Chambers – My Utmost for His Highest

February 26, 2012 – Thought for the Day

OUR MISGIVINGS ABOUT JESUS

The woman said to Him, “Sir, You have nothing to draw [water] with , and the well is deep.”

John 4:11

If I detect misgivings about Jesus in myself, I should bring them into the light and confess them openly – “Lord, I have had misgivings about You.  I have not believed in Your abilities, but only in my own.  And I have not believed in Your almighty power apart from my finite understanding of it.

Oswald Chambers – My Utmost for His Highest

February 25, 2012 – Thought for the Day

THE DESTITUTION OF SERVICE

…though the more abundantly I love you, the less I am loved.

2 Corinthians 12:15

Paul’s idea of service was the same as our Lord’s.  He did not care how high the cost was to himself – he would gladly pay it.  It was Paul’s delight to spend his life for God’s interests in other people, and he did not care what it cost.

Oswald Chambers – My Utmost for His Highest

February 24, 2012 – Thought for the Day

THE DELIGHT OF SACRIFICE

I will very gladly spend and be spent for your souls….

2 Corinthians 12:15

The delight of sacrifice is that I lay down my life for my Friend, Jesus Christ (see John 15:13).  I don’t throw my life away, but I willingly and deliberately lay it down for Him and His interests in other people.

Oswald Chambers – My Utmost for His Highest

U.S., UK Leaders Pressure Israel Not To Attack Iran

Here’s another update on the Israel – Iran situation by Dr. Mike Evans.  I find it shameful that Presidential election politics are strongly playing into our response to Israel regarding their right to defend their homeland.

The intense pressure on Israel to stand back and “wait and see” on Iran was ramped up again over the weekend. President Obama sent his National Security Advisor to Jerusalem for another round of meetings with my friend Prime Minister Netanyahu. Meanwhile both General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, and British Foreign Secretary William Hague publicly declared that Israel should not launch an attack on Iran.

General Dempsey warned that an Israeli attack would be “destabilizing” (as if the current situation is calm and peaceful), and Mr. Hague said an attack would “not be the wise thing.” These very public statements are part of a carefully orchestrated campaign to back up the messages that are being delivered privately. The election is a major factor in every decision being made in Washington these days—where it carries far more weight than concerns about Israel’s security.

The Jewish state is looking down the barrel of a loaded gun already…and the situation is rapidly getting much, much worse. It would be a tragedy of indescribable proportions if electoral and economic considerations are the main reason Iran is allowed to gain nuclear weapons—weapons it will certainly use against Israel at the first opportunity.  

Please pray for the leaders of all involved!  For more perspective on the issue, go here.