Oswald Chambers

Chambers on Worship and Intercession

Today's Worship Quote of the Week is another from Oswald Chambers' devotional classic, My Utmost for His Highest.

WORSHIP AND INTERCESSION
Worship and intercession must go together, the one is impossible without the other. Intercession means that we rouse ourselves up to get the mind of Christ about the one for whom we pray. Too often instead of worshiping God, we construct statements as to how prayer works. Are we worshiping or are we in dispute with God- 'I don't see how You are going to do it.' This is a sure sign that we are not worshiping. When we lose sight of God we become hard and dogmatic. We hurl our own petitions at God's throne and dictate to Him as to what we wish Him to do. We do not worship God, nor do we seek to form the mind of Christ. If we are hard towards God, we will become hard towards other people.

- Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest, Barbour & Company (http://www.barbourbooks.com). Selected mostly from talks given during the years 1911-1915, these devotionals were first published in 1935 by Dodd, Mead & Co., renewed in 1963 by Oswald Chambers Publication Association, Ltd.


CHIP'S THOUGHTS

Lord, give us the mind of Christ as we pray for each other. May our intercessions be supported by a proper attitude of worship.

Have a great week!


To learn more about Chip Stam and his Worship Quote of the Week, click below.

Chambers on Worshiping God with the Best

Today's Worship Quote of the Week is another from Oswald Chambers' devotional classic, My Utmost for His Highest.

WORSHIP GOD WITH THE BEST
Worship is giving God the best that He has given you. Be careful what you do with the best you have. Whenever you get a blessing from God, give it back to Him as a love gift. Take time to meditate before God and offer the blessing back to Him in a deliberate act of worship. If you hoard a thing of blessing for yourself, it will turn into spiritual dry rot, as the manna did when it was hoarded [Exodus 16]. God will never let you hold a spiritual thing for yourself, it has to be given back to Him that he may make it a blessing to others.

- Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest, Barbour & Company (http://www.barbourbooks.com). Selected mostly from talks given during the years 1911-1915, these devotionals were first published in 1935 by Dodd, Mead & Co., renewed in 1963 by Oswald Chambers Publication Association, Ltd.


CHIP’S THOUGHTS

Lord, help us to respond to your goodness with deliberated acts of worship - worship that pleases you and is a blessing to others. Amen!

Have a great week!


To learn more about Chip Stam and his Worship Quote of the Week, click below.

Chambers on Worship of the Work

WORSHIP OF THE WORK
Beware of any work for God which enables you to evade concentration on Him. A great many Christian workers worship their work. The one concern of a worker should be concentration on God, and this will mean that all the other margins of life, mental, moral and spiritual, are free with the freedom of a child, a worshipping child, not a wayward child. A worker without this solemn dominant note of concentration on God is apt to get his work on his neck; there is no margin of body, mind or spirit free, consequently he becomes spent out and crushed. There is no freedom, no delight in life; nerves, mind and heart are so crushingly burdened that God's blessings cannot rest. But the other side is just as true-when once the concentration is on God, all the margins of life are free and under the dominance of God alone.


CHIP'S THOUGHTS

Today's WORSHIP QUOTE OF THE WEEK comes from the devotional classic by Oswald
Chambers, MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST.

Have a great week,
Chip Stam

(Originally posted 9/30/1997)


To find out more about Chip Stam and his Worship Quote of the Week, click below.