Oswald Chambers is one of my favorite writers. Somehow, he takes what seems to be complex at the time and reduces it to a simplicity that my soul grasps.
When things don't feel quite right--
whether unconfessed sin
lacking zeal in my daily pursuit of God
not loving as I should
not rejoicing when truth wins out
lack of trust, faith, or love
__________________, or fill in the blank--
My spiritual self knows that we do not operate on feelings but on faith
but I also know that when I'm feeling out of sorts spiritually,
usually it is because I haven't abandoned.
So the complex becomes simple.
What do I want today more than anything else?
--a close relationship with my Lord and Savior--
--to be used of Him for His glory and the good of others--
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Romans 12:1
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