A Word Following a Long Hiatus

Well, hello again. It has been quite some time, but we have returned to the blogosphere. It is certainly good to be back. You know, there are some moments when you have an epiphany, a thought sparked by something you read or hear. If this thought is significant enough, then it will cause you to elaborate in some other venue because you simply cannot keep the thought to yourself. This is one of those moments.

Please read the following excerpt from Oswald Chambers’ My Utmost for His Highest. I pray it will speak to you as it has spoken to me.

“Beware of ever thinking, ‘Oh, that thing in my life doesn’t matter much.’ The fact that it doesn’t matter much to you may mean that it matters a great deal to God. Nothing should be considered a trivial matter by a child of God. How much longer are we going to prevent God from teaching us even one thing? But He keeps trying to teach us and He never loses patience. You say, ‘I know I am right with God’— yet the ‘high places’ still remain in your life. There is still an area of disobedience. Do you protest that your heart is right with God, and yet there is something in your life He causes you to doubt? Whenever God causes a doubt about something, stop it immediately, no matter what it may be. Nothing in our lives is a mere insignificant detail to God.”

“Are there some things regarding your physical or intellectual life to which you have been paying no attention at all? If so, you may think you are all correct in the important areas, but you are careless— you are failing to concentrate or to focus properly. You no more need a day off from spiritual concentration on matters in your life than your heart needs a day off from beating. As you cannot take a day off morally and remain moral, neither can you take a day off spiritually and remain spiritual. God wants you to be entirely His, and it requires paying close attention to keep yourself fit. It also takes a tremendous amount of time. Yet some of us expect to rise above all of our problems, going from one mountaintop experience to another, with only a few minutes’ effort.”

Mike. Out.

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