Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Devotional by the late Oswald Chambers

The following is a great devotional by the late Oswald Chambers, and can be found in his devotional book entitled My Utmost for His Highest. I promise that I will soon go back to posting my own devotionals, but I just thought that this one was so good, that I couldn't resist posting it. :)

The Patience of Faith

Because thou hast kept the word of My patience. ~Rev. 3:10

Patience is more than endurance. A saint's life is in the hands of God like a bow and arrow in the hands of an archer. God is aiming at something the saint cannot see, and He stretches and strains, and every now and again the saint says-"I cannot stand anymore." God does not heed, He goes on stretching till His purpose is in sight, then He lets fly. Trust yourself in God's hands. For what have you need of patience just now? Maintain your relationship to Jesus Christ by the patience of faith. "Though He slay me, yet I will wait for Him."

Faith is not a pathetic sentiment, but robust vigorous confidence built on the fact that God is holy love. You cannot see Him just now, you cannot understand what He is doing, but you know Him. Shipwreck occurs where there is not that mental poise which comes from being established on the eternal truth that God is holy love. Faith is the heroic effort of your life, you fling yourself in reckless confidence on God.

God has ventured all in Jesus Christ to save us, now He wants us to venture out all in abandoned confidence in Him. There are spots where that faith has not worked in us as yet, places untouched by the life of God. There were none of those spots in Jesus Christ's life, and there are to be none in ours. "This is life eternal, that they might know Thee." The real meaning of eternal life is a life that can face anything it has to face without wavering. If we take this view, life becomes one great romance, a glorious opportunity for seeing marvelous things all the time. God is disciplining us to get us into this central place of power.


  1. Oh Wow. That was awesome.

    *can't say much more at the moment*

  2. what a powerful devotional!

    Rebekah, thank you for your dear sweet comments on my blog. You, my dear, are far wiser than your years and I thank you for your insightful comments on my blog and for your wonderfully engaging posts on your own! God's blessings...

  3. Monika and Leah,

    I, too, thought it was so powerful and amazingly written. I'm so glad that it blessed both of you. I was amazed with the tremendouse wisdom found in this devotional; it truly encouraged and strenthened me, and I pray that it did the same for both of you! :)

    You're so welcome! :) I feel so blessed to have come across your blog-you have been such an amazing encouragement to me, and to "meet" another likeminded sister in Christ was such a tremendous blessing.

    Aw, you are so kind!! :) Thank you so so much for your kind words-they blessed, strengthened and encouraged me far more than you will ever ever know. Thank you! :)

    Blessings to you in Christ,


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