This photograph is by Jo Chaney.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Gathering in Christ
…in the day when God will judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ, according to my gospel.
We have seen what we are not, and what God wants us to be, but are we willing to have the visions “battered into shape and use by God?” There are times when we do know what God’s purpose is; whether we will let the vision be turned into actual character depends upon us, not upon God. If we prefer to loll on the mount and live in the memory of the vision, we will be of no use actually in the ordinary stuff of which human life is made up. We have to learn to live in reliance on what we saw in the vision, not in the ecstasies and conscious contemplation of God, but to live in actualities in the light of the vision until we get to the veritable reality. Every bit of our training is in that direction. Learn to thank God
for making known His demands.
Excerpts from Oswald Chambers
Daily Devotional Bible, Reading 212 (7/31)
From My Utmost for His Highest