Wednesday, June 13, 2018


Today I want to share "My Utmost For His Highest" by Oswald Chambers. As I have mentioned before, some of his writings are worded differently than we are used to, but the message is right on point! 

Getting There

Come ye after Me. — Mark 1:17

Where the Selective Affinity Dies and the Sanctified Abandon Lives

One of the greatest hindrances in coming to Jesus is the excuse of temperament. We make our temperament and our natural affinities barriers to coming to Jesus. The first thing we realize when we come to Jesus is that He pays no attention whatever to our natural affinities. We have the notion that we can consecrate our gifts to God. You cannot consecrate what is not yours; there is only one thing you can consecrate to God, and that is your right to yourself (Romans 12:1). If you will give God your right to yourself, He will make a holy experiment out of you. God’s experiments always succeed. The one mark of a saint is the moral originality which springs from abandonment to Jesus Christ. In the life of a saint there is this amazing wellspring of original life all the time; the Spirit of God is a well of water springing up, perennially fresh. The saint realizes that it is God Who engineers circumstances, consequently there is no whine, but a reckless abandon to Jesus. Never make a principle out of your experience; let God be as original with other people as He is with you.

If you abandon to Jesus, and come when He says “Come,” He will continue to say “Come” through you; you will go out into life reproducing the echo of Christ’s “Come.” That is the result in every soul who has abandoned and come to Jesus. Have I come to Jesus? Will I come now?

I LOVE that he says, of our (God-given) gifts, that we cannot consecrate then to God! How many times have we heard that we SHOULD take out gifts and present them before the LORD? The reality is that HE, Himself, has given those gifts! In fact, EVERY good thing in our lives has come from HIM! What He really desires is for US to present ourselves to Him! COMPLETELY and without reserve! THEN He can direct the use of those gifts, talents and anointings that HE has placed inside of us as He had planned from before the foundation of the world! Do you see that? I hope so! Give Him all that you are and allow HIM to make all that you are, more than enough! AMEN! Here, to encourage you in this, is Hillsong Worship with "New Wine":

Shalom in Him!