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"Pilgrim and Sojourner." - 1 Peter 2:11

 NOW DON'T HURT THE LORD! by Oswald Chambers


"Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known Me, Philip?" John 14:9

Our Lord must be repeatedly astounded at us - astounded at how un-simple we are. It is opinions of our own which make us stupid, when we are simple we are never stupid, we discern all the time. Philip expected the revelation of a tremendous mystery, but not in the One Whom he knew. The mystery of God is not in what is going to be, it is now; we look for it presently, in some cataclysmic event. We have no reluctance in obeying Jesus, but it is probable that we are hurting Him by the questions we ask. "Lord, show us the Father." His answer comes straight back - "There He is, always here or nowhere." We look for God to manifest Himself to His children: God only manifests Himself in His children. Other people see the manifestation, the child of God does not. We want to be conscious of God; we cannot be conscious of our consciousness and remain sane. If we are asking God to give us experiences, or if conscious experience is in the road, we hurt the Lord. The very questions we ask hurt Jesus because they are not the questions of a child.

"Let not your heart be troubled" - then am I hurting Jesus by allowing my heart to be troubled? If I believe the character of Jesus, am I living up to my belief? Am I allowing anything to perturb my heart, any morbid questions to come in? I have to get to the implicit relationship that takes everything as it comes from Him. God never guides presently, but always now. Realize that the Lord is here now, and the emancipation is immediate.

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 2009/4/21 8:42Profile

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 Re: NOW DON'T HURT THE LORD! by Oswald Chambers

Simple. God wants us to simply trust and obey Him.

Could it be any easier than that?

If we don't trust Him, who then do we trust?

Ourselves? God forbid, we would say, yet, actions speak louder than words.

When we go down to Egypt for help, Isaiah 31v1, or look to the world that is, it shows our lack of trust in God and His word.

But, our help should come from the Lord who made heaven and earth, Psalm 121v2.

God bless.

 2009/4/21 11:47Profile

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