“My Joy…Your Joy”

“MY JOY…YOUR JOY”

These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.

John 15:11

The joy of Jesus was His absolute self-surrender and self-sacrifice to His Father – the joy of doing that which the Father sent Him to do.  Have I allowed Jesus Christ to introduce His joy to me?

Oswald Chambers – My Utmost for His Highest

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Usefulness of Relationship?

USEFULNESS OF RELATIONSHIP?

Do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.

Luke 10:20

You will never be able to measure fully what God will do through you if you have a right-standing relationship with Jesus Christ.

Oswald Chambers – My Utmost for His Highest

The Unsurpassed Intimacy of Tested Faith

THE UNSURPASSED INTIMACY OF TESTED FAITH

Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?”

John 11:40

The ultimate thing is confidence in Jesus.  Believe steadfastly on Him and everything that challenges you will strengthen your faith.  Faith is absolute trust in God – trust that could never imagine that He would forsake us.

Oswald Chambers – My Utmost for His Highest

The Purpose of Prayer

THE PURPOSE OF PRAYER

…one of his disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray….”

Luke 11:1

When a person is born again from above, the life of the Son of God is born in him, and he can either starve or nourish that life.  Prayer is the way that the life of God in us is nourished.

Oswald Chambers – My Utmost for His Highest

Living Your Theology

LIVING YOUR THEOLOGY

Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you….

John 12:35

If you do not obey the light, it will turn into darkness.  Continually bring the truth out into your real life, working it out into every area, or else even the light that you possess will itself prove to be a curse.

Oswald Chambers – My Utmost for His Highest

Are You Ever Troubled?

ARE YOU EVER TROUBLED?

Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you….

John 14:27

When a person confers with Jesus Christ, the confusion stops, because there is no confusion in Him.  Lay everything out before Him, and listen to Him say, “Let not your heart be troubled….”

Oswald Chambers – My Utmost for His Highest

Sacrifice and Friendship

SACRIFICE AND FRIENDSHIP

I have called you friends….

John 15:15

The one true desire of a saint is the Lord Jesus.  Love for God is not something sentimental or emotional – for a saint to love as God loves is the most practical thing imaginable.  Our friendship with Jesus is based on a new life He created in us, which has no resemblance or attraction to our old life but only to the life of God.  It is a life that is completely humble, pure, and devoted to God.

Oswald Chambers – My Utmost for His Highest