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 Are You Ready To Be Offered? O Chambers

Are You Ready To Be Offered?

“Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy and rejoice with you all.”
Philippians 2:17

Are you willing to be offered for the work of the faithful - to pour out your life blood as a libation on the sacrifice of the faith of others? Or do you say - "I am not going to be offered up just yet, I do not want God to choose my work. I want to choose the scenery of my own sacrifice; I want to have the right kind of people watching and saying, 'Well done.'

It is one thing to go on the lonely way with dignified heroism, but quite another thing if the line mapped out for you by God means being a door-mat under other people's feet. Suppose God wants to teach you to say, "I know how to be abased" - are you ready to be offered up like that? Are you ready to be not so much as a drop in a bucket - to be so hopelessly insignificant that you are never thought of again in connection with the life you served? Are you willing to spend and be spent; not seeking to be ministered unto, but to minister? Some saints cannot do menial work and remain saints because it is beneath their dignity.


 2007/4/16 10:06Profile

Joined: 2006/5/22
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Nottingham, England

 Re: Are You Ready To Be Offered? O Chambers

Whilst reading this, this scripture came to me.

2 Tim 4v6, 'For I am already being poured out as a drink offering...

Once a drink has been spilt, or poured, it cannot be gathered up.

We think of king David, pouring out his water before the Lord.

There should be no pride left in us.

But the reality is, there is just too much left, so it makes us unfit for God to use as He wills.

As I have heard someone say, 'I'm real proud of my humility!

Isn't that just how it is?

Maybe, we need to just look at the Cross, just one more time.

God bless.

 2007/4/16 10:51Profile

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