Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Oswald Chambers for today....

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THE DISCIPLINE OF DEJECTION
But we trusted ... and beside all this, to-day is the third day ...Luke 24:21
Every fact that the disciples stated was right; but the inferences they drew from those facts were wrong. Anything that savours of dejection spiritually is always wrong. If depression and oppression visit me, I am to blame; God is not, nor is anyone else. Dejection springs from one of two sources - I have either satisfied a lust or I have not. Lust means - I must have it at once. Spiritual lust makes me demand an answer from God, instead of seeking God Who gives the answer. What have I been trusting God would do? And to-day - the immediate present - is the third day, and He has not done it; therefore I imagine I am justified in being dejected and in blaming God. Whenever the insistence is on the point that God answers prayer, we are off the track. The meaning of prayer is that we get hold of God, not of the answer. It is impossible to be well physically and to be dejected. Dejection is a sign of sickness, and the same thing is true spiritually. Dejection spiritually is wrong, and we are always to blame for it.

3 comments:

Bruce said...

I read this this morning and just loved the line: "The meaning of prayer is that we get a hold of God, not of the answer." Hits me right where I'm at.

Thanks for the double hit.
B~

Sue said...

yeah, this struck me this morning too. thanks for posting it.

Bar Bar A said...

You are the second person I read that posted this today! It's soooo good.