Monday, October 31, 2011

On Oswald Chambers October 31, 2011 Part II

"God wants you to understand that it is a life of faith, not a life of emotional enjoyment of His blessings."

"Enjoyment of His blessings" becomes a work, and therefore we fall from grace to the extent that we strive to be happy.

But we already have His supernatural joy, no matter what the circumstances may be. Ours is a life or receiving, not striving.

When we feel that His blessings have been "cut off", chances are we are trying to get them, or we feel that we are entitled to them, or we fear that they have been taken from us.

Yet we are called to abide in Him, simply put. The simplicity that is Christ cannot be further emphasized.

If you "feel" separated from God, just go back to believing, for we walk by faith, not by sight, and that includes feeling.

It is worth commenting, however, that God's joyful Spirit-filled fruit never stops being borne in us, as long as we continue to walk in faith.

The discipline of "being less" so that he can "be more" is the greatest discipline to be borne by the believer, yet even in this the Holy Spirit helps us.

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