“What you have whispered in the ear…”

Luke 12

"What you have whispered in the ear..."“This is how it will be with anyone who stores up things for himself but is not rich toward God. This very night your life will be demanded from you.” Luke 12:20-21

My Father, you are in heaven. Your storehouse is in heaven. Today help me to have your view of what matters most.

“He who disowns me before me will be disowned before the angels of God. Anyone who blasphemies against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.” Luke 12:10

Lord, this is a hard saying. A terrifying word. I cannot stand before you, but through your strength I can stand in you. Please give me the strength of your Spirit. 

“There is nothing concealed that will not be made known.” Luke 12:2 “What you have whispered in the ear in the inner room will be proclaimed from the roofs.” Luke 12:3

May my secret prayers and petitions for others be fulfilled in You. Today, Lord, please help me to keep my tongue and avoid saying anything that does not honor you.

 

Whether I hear God’s call or not depends on the condition of my ears and exactly what I hear depends upon my spiritual attitude. Oswald Chambers.

The Dead Are Raised…

Luke 7

The Dead Are Raised...“The dead are raised.” Luke 7:22

“Blessed is the man who does not fall away on account of me.” Luke 7:23

Lord, please give me your strength to stand firm for you. May I see life sprout from the grave. Protect me today. Keep me from sin. Keep me from harm.

“The seed is the word of God. 11 “But the devil takes away the word from their hearts so that they may not believe and be saved.” 12 “In the time of testing they will fall away.” 12 “But those of a noble and good heart, by perseverance, will produce a crop.” Luke 7 :11-15

Lord, there are motives I cannot discover, dreams I cannot realize. Help me to persevere and push on to produce a good crop for you. 

Do Not Judge…

Luke 6

Do Not Judge...“Do not judge and you will not be judged.” Luke 6:37

Lord, I beg you, PLEASE give me your Spirit of Forgiveness. Help me to resist the urge to judge others.

“The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart.” Luke 6:45

Father, please change my heart to be like that of Your Son. Place good seed in my heart.

“Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord’ and do not do what I say?” Luke 6:46

May I racal your words today and DO what you call me to do.

 

Be a “living sacrifice.” You are of no value to God dead. Oswald Chambers

“Woe To You Who Are Rich…”

Luke 6

"Woe To You Who Are Rich..."“Woe to you who are rich. You have received your comfort.” Luke 6:24

Lord, thanks for your comfort.

“Woe to you who are well fed. You will go hungry.” Luke 6:25

Lord, thanks for my daily bread.

“Woe to you who laugh now. You will mourn and weep.” Luke 6:25

Lord, thanks that through your Holy Spirit I can laugh at my problems because I know you care for me.

“Be my witness.” Luke 1:18

Testify as to what you have seen, heard, smelled, touched, and tasted. List the evidence of ways you have seen Christ act in your life and in circumstances. Do that and, “You will be my witnesses.” Luke 1:18

The Gentiles Will Mock the Son of Man..

Mark 10

The Gentiles Will Mock the Son of Man..“The Gentiles will mock the Son of Man.” – Mark 10:34

Lord, please help me to stand with you.

“Can you be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with?” – Mark 10:38

“You WILL be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with.” – Mark 10:39

Lord, thanks for calling me to serve with you.

“My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations. And they will have joy.” – Mark 10:17 & Isaiah 56:7

Lord, may this be so. Please fulfill your will. May I live to see you return to your House of Prayer.

 

Our battles are first won or lost in the secret places of our will in God’s presence. – Oswald Chambers

Get the issue settled between God and you in the secret places of your soul. – Oswald Chambers

In dealing with other people, our stance should always be to drive them toward making a decision of their will. – Oswald Chambers

Give your utmost for His highest — your best for His glory. – Oswald Chambers

Seeds Sprout…

Mark 4:26-28

Mark 4:26-28“The Kingdom of God is like a man who scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows. He does not know how. All by itself the soil produces grain.”

“First the stalk.
“Second the head.
“Third the full kernel in the head.
“Finally, when ripe, he puts the sickle to it. The harvest has come.” – Mark 4:26-28

Lord, tonight while I sleep I ask that you bless our seed. 

 

The calling of a New Testament worker is to expose sin and to reveal Jesus Christ as Savior. Consequently, he cannot always be charming and friendly, ~ Oswald Chambers

We must also be sharply intent on sensing those Scripture passages that will drive the truth home, and then not be afraid to apply them. ~ Oswald Chambers

No One Knows the Hour…

Matthew 24

No One Knows the Hour...“No one knows about the day or hour, but only the Father knows.” Matthew 24:36

“The people of Noah’s time knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and swept them all away.” Matthew 24:39

“The Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.” Matthew 24:44

“Who then is the faithful and wise servant? The master has put that man in charge of other servants to give them their food at the proper time. When the master returns he will put that man in charge of all his possessions. Matthew 24: 45-47

Lord, help me to be a wise servant. Help remember that you sent your Son to serve. May I do likewise.

 

God calls us to His service and places tremendous responsibilities on us. He expects no complaining on our part and offers no explanation on His part. God wants to use us as He used His own Son. – Oswald Chambers

If we will just learn to worship God even during the difficult circumstances, He will change them for the better very quickly if He so chooses.- Oswald Chambers

The goal of faithfulness is not that we will do work for God, but that He will be free to do His work through us.- Oswald Chambers

We treat God as if He were a machine designed only to bless us, and we think of Jesus as just another one of the workers.- Oswald Chambers