Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Powerful Devotional Today

I've been on this kick to read my devotional everyday, I do ok most weekdays, pretty poorly on the weekends but that is beside the point of this post. Today's devotional was really powerful and I wanted to share part of it.

It's from Oswald Chambers "My Utmost for His Highest"

"When God speaks, many of us are like men in a fog, we give no answer. Moses' reply revealed that he was somewhere. Readiness means a right relationship to God and a knowledge of where we are at present. We are so busy telling God where we would like to go. The man or woman who is ready for God and His work is the one who carries off the prize when the summons comes. We wait with the idea of some great opportunity, something sensational, and when it comes we are quick to cry - "Here I am." Whenever Jesus Christ is in the ascendant, we are there, but we are not ready for an obscure duty.

Readiness for God mean that we are ready to do the tiniest little thing or the great big thing, if makes no difference. We have no choice in what we want to do, whatever God's program may be we are there, ready. ... Be ready for the sudden surprise visits of God. A ready person never needs to get ready. Think of the time we waste trying to get ready when God has called."

I suck a lot of times at being as faithful as I should, but I realize we are all fallen, it is expected because we are human but our faith and God's pleasure (In my opinion) is that we keep trying. Things like this devotional make me want to be more "prepared" to accept His wishes instead of thinking all my prayers for stuff are a one way street.

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