Thursday, May 10, 2018


Today's "My Utmost For His Highest" by Oswald Chambers has a very important message for every born again believer in JESUS!

Take The Initiative

Add to your faith virtue ["Furnish your faith with resolution," moffatt]…. — 2 Peter 1:5

“Add” means there is something we have to do. We are in danger of forgetting that we cannot do what God does, and that God will not do what we can do. We cannot save ourselves nor sanctify ourselves, God does that; but God will not give us good habits, He will not give us character, He will not make us walk aright. We have to do all that ourselves, we have to work out the salvation God has worked in. “Add” means to get into the habit of doing things, and in the initial stages it is difficult. To take the initiative is to make a beginning, to instruct yourself in the way you have to go.

Beware of the tendency of asking the way when you know it perfectly well. Take the initiative, stop hesitating, and take the first step. Be resolute when God speaks, act in faith immediately on what He says, and never revise your decisions. If you hesitate when God tells you to do a thing, you endanger your standing in grace. Take the initiative, take it yourself, take the step with your will now, make it impossible to go back. Burn your bridges behind you — “I will write that letter”; “I will pay that debt.” Make the thing inevitable.

We have to get into the habit of hearkening to God about everything, to form the habit of finding out what God says. If when a crisis comes, we instinctively turn to God, we know that the habit has been formed. We have to take the initiative where we are, not where we are not.

I LOVE the underlined words in the first paragraph! It is completely accurate that WE cannot do what only God can do! WE speak His Word and stand on it in faith, but HE confirms His Word, making it happen (Hebrews 2:4; Mark 16:20)! And God WILL NOT do for us what we are able to do! He will NOT force us to obey His Word. He will NOT force us to DO anything! He has given us His Spirit, His Word and His promise to confirm His Word. The rest is completely up to us, whether or not we BELIEVE and will RECEIVE! AMEN! In the second paragraph, I crossed out a sentence that I do NOT believe to be true! Yes, disobedience will rob us of the opportunity to walk in all of the blessings of God, but we are NEVER removed from God's grace and mercy! They are NEW, every morning! AMEN! So, let's work on our instant obedience to the instructions of the LORD and get ready for a tremendous harvest of good and Godly things! AMEN! Here is Hillsong Worship with "God So Loved":

Shalom in Him!