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 THE PASSION OF PATIENCE by Oswald Chambers


[b]THE PASSION OF PATIENCE[/b]

"Though it tarry, wait for it." Habakkuk 2:3

Patience is not indifference; patience conveys the idea of an immensely strong rock withstanding all onslaughts. The vision of God is the source of patience, because it imparts a moral inspiration. Moses endured, not because he had an ideal of right and duty, but because he had a vision of God. He "endured, as seeing Him Who is invisible." A man with the vision of God is not devoted to a cause or to any particular issue; he is devoted to God Himself. You always know when the vision is of God because of the inspiration that comes with it; things come with largeness and tonic to the life because everything is energized by God. If God gives you a time spiritually, as He gave His Son actually, of temptation in the wilderness, with no word from Himself at all, endure, and the power to endure is there because you see God.

"Though it tarry, wait for it." The proof that we have the vision is that we are reaching out for more than we have grasped. It is a bad thing to be satisfied spiritually. "What shall I render unto the Lord?" said the Psalmist. "I will take the cup of salvation." We are apt to look for satisfaction in ourselves - "Now I have got the thing; now I am entirely sanctified; now I can endure." Instantly we are on the road to ruin. Our reach must exceed our grasp. "Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect." If we have only what we have experienced, we have nothing; if we have the inspiration of the vision of God, we have more than we can experience. Beware of the danger of relaxation spiritually.


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 Re: THE PASSION OF PATIENCE by Oswald Chambers

This one ministered to me very much - Thank you!!


[size=x-small]"Though it tarry, wait for it." Habakkuk 2:3

Patience is not indifference; patience conveys the idea of an immensely strong rock withstanding all onslaughts. The vision of God is the source of patience, because it imparts a moral inspiration. Moses endured, not because he had an ideal of right and duty, but because he had a vision of God. He "endured, as seeing Him Who is invisible." A man with the vision of God is not devoted to a cause or to any particular issue; he is devoted to God Himself. You always know when the vision is of God because of the inspiration that comes with it; things come with largeness and tonic to the life because everything is energized by God. If God gives you a time spiritually, as He gave His Son actually, of temptation in the wilderness, with no word from Himself at all, endure, and the power to endure is there because you see God.

"Though it tarry, wait for it." The proof that we have the vision is that we are reaching out for more than we have grasped. It is a bad thing to be satisfied spiritually. "What shall I render unto the Lord?" said the Psalmist. "I will take the cup of salvation." We are apt to look for satisfaction in ourselves - "Now I have got the thing; now I am entirely sanctified; now I can endure." Instantly we are on the road to ruin. Our reach must exceed our grasp. "Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect." If we have only what we have experienced, we have nothing; if we have the inspiration of the vision of God, we have more than we can experience. Beware of the danger of relaxation spiritually.[/size]

 2009/5/3 9:17
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 Re: THE PASSION OF PATIENCE by Oswald Chambers

GOD will use circumstances and our situation
to "school" or train us to wait for HIS
wisdom to reveal HIS purposes. We learn
as we grow in knowledge of HIM.


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 Re: THE PASSION OF PATIENCE by Oswald Chambers

while in such a time as this, waiting for Gods wisdom and direction, what does one do in the meantime?

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I enjoyed this soft spoken truth today. A healing balm.

[url=http://www.sermonindex.net/modules/mydownloads/visit.php?lid=89]by T. Austin-Sparks[/url]

I was going to put it [url=http://www.sermonindex.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=7563&forum=36&3]here[/url] because it talks about the Church helping each other, but here on this thread is just as good.


GOD Bless you with His Peace and comfort you in His Love.

 2009/5/3 21:13





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