Monday, July 7, 2014
Gathering in Christ
…strengthening the souls of the disciples, exhorting them to continue in the faith, and saying, “We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God.”
… you will find the great characteristic of the life of a child of God is the power to suffer, and through that suffering, the natural is transformed into the spiritual….Jesus Christ disturbs every kind of satisfaction that is less than delight in God. Every strand of sentimental satisfaction is an indication of how much farther we have to go before we understand the life of God… Every strand of sentimental satisfaction is an indication of how much father we have to go before we can understand the life of God; it is the satisfaction of a smug self-interest which God, by circumstances and pain, shocks out of us as we go into the discipline of life.
Excerpts from Oswald Chambers
Daily Devotional Bible, Reading188 (7/7)
From If Thou Wilt Be Perfect
This photograph is by Liz Burnell.