Today's "My Utmost For His Highest" by Oswald Chambers is very good, though you have to read or listen carefully to get it! Remember that he is coming to us from a very different era. Some of the words that he uses we would never use now. So, meditate on the content that is Bible and forget the rest! AMEN!!!
The Sphere Of Humiliation
If Thou canst do anything, have compassion on us, and help us. — Mark 9:22
After every time of exaltation we are brought down with a sudden rush into things as they are where it is neither beautiful nor poetic nor thrilling. The height of the mountain top is measured by the drab drudgery of the valley; but it is in the valley that we have to live for the glory of God. We see His glory on the mount, but we never live for His glory there. It is in the sphere of humiliation that we find our true worth to God, that is where our faithfulness is revealed. Most of us can do things if we are always at the heroic pitch because of the natural selfishness of our hearts, but God wants us at the drab commonplace pitch, where we live in the valley according to our personal relationship to Him. Peter thought it would be a fine thing for them to remain on the mount, but Jesus Christ took the disciples down from the mount into the valley — the place where the meaning of the vision is explained.
“If Thou canst do any thing…” It takes the valley of humiliation to root the scepticism out of us. Look back at your own experience, and you will find that until you learned Who Jesus was, you were a cunning sceptic about His power. When you were on the mount, you could believe anything, but what about the time when you were up against facts in the valley? You may be able to give a testimony to sanctification, but what about the thing that is a humiliation to you just now? The last time you were on the mount with God, you saw that all power in heaven and in earth belonged to Jesus — will you be sceptical now in the valley of humiliation?
What he is saying here is that it is very easy to operate in faith when we are in an anointed Worship Service, but it takes discipline, tenacity, and hunger and thirst for the things of God to continue long after the Service is over! It all involves CHOICES! Amen! So, to help you, here is another message from Oswald Chamber! It is a quote from his book, "Shade of His Hand":
It is in the middle that human choices are made; the beginning and the end remain with God. The decrees of God are birth and death, and in between those limits man makes his own distress or joy.
TRUTH! AMEN! WE are in charge of our own destiny! God has extraordinary plans in place for each and every one of us (Jeremiah 29:11), but He leaves the choices entirely up to us! AMEN! CHOOSE WELL! Here is Hillsong Kids with "This Is Living":
Shalom in Him!