Friday, September 17, 2010

Nourished by Prayer

You never can measure what God will do through you if you are rightly related to Jesus Christ.  Keep your relationship right with him, then whatever circumstances you are in, and whoever you meet day by day, He is pouring rivers of living water through you, and it is of His mercy that He does not let you know it.  

When once you are rightly related to God by salvation and sanctification, remember that wherever you are, you are put there by God; and by the reaction of your life on the circumstances around you, you will fulfill God's purpose, as long as you keep in the light as God is in the light.

~Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest (August 30)

We hear it said that a man will suffer in his life if he does not pray; I question it.  What will suffer is the life of the Son of God in him, which is nourished not by food, but by prayer. 

...Prayer is the way the life of God is nourished.  ...We look upon prayer as a way of getting things for ourselves; the Bible idea of prayer is that we may get to know God Himself.

~Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest (August 28)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Especially liked the second Oswald quote. thanks!