Saturday, January 20, 2007
Oswald Chambers on Prayer
Here are some quoted from the book "Prayer A Holy Occupation" by Oswald Chambers:
"Jesus says there are times when our heavenly Father will appear as if He were a most unnatural father, callous and indifferent. But remember, says Jesus, I have told you - 'everyone who asks receives.' When we get into spiritual confusion the usual way out is to say we have made a blunder, and we go back instead of forward. 'I don't know what to do; I am up against a stone wall.' Will you "hang in' to what Jesus said? If there is a shadow on the face of God the Father just now, remain confident that ultimately He will give His clear issue as Jesus said. It is not a question of black or white, or right or wrong, of being in communion or out of communion; but a question of God taking us by a way which in the meantime we do not understand."
"What is one issue about which God seems indifferent to me? Is my response one of faith or doubt?"
"So many of us limit our praying because we are not reckless in our confidence in God. In the eyes of those who do not know God, it is madness to trust Him, but when we pray in the Holy Spirit we begin to realize the resources of God, that He is our perfect heavenly Father, and we are His children."
"How will I pray and how will I behave today in response to the assurance of God's sovereignty?"