Monday, April 7, 2014
Gathering in Christ
He sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick. And He said to them, “Take nothing for the journey, neither staffs nor bag nor bread nor money, and do not have two tunics apiece. Whatever house you enter, stay there, and from there depart. And whoever will not receive you, when you go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet as a testimony against them. So they departed and went through the towns, preaching the gospel and healing everywhere.
Our LORD emptied Himself and had nothing all the days of His earthly life, consequently He was free for God to lavish His gifts through Him to others…We have to get to the place about which Jesus talked to the rich young ruler, where we are so absolutely empty and poor that we have nothing, and God knows we have nothing. Then He can do through us what He likes. Would that we would quickly get rid of all we have, give it away till there is nothing left, then there is a chance for God to pour through in rivers for other people.
Excerpts from Oswald Chambers
Daily Devotional Bible, Reading 97 (4/7)
From If Thou Wilt Be Perfect
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