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 RECEIVING ONE'S SELF IN THE FIRES OF SORROW by Oswald Chambers


"What shall I say? Father, save me, from this hour? But for this cause came I unto this hour. Father, glorify Thy name." John 12:27-29 (R.V.)

My attitude as a saint to sorrow and difficulty is not to ask that they may be prevented, but to ask that I may preserve the self God created me to be through every fire of sorrow. Our Lord received Himself in the fire of sorrow, He was saved not from the hour, but out of the hour.

We say that there ought to be no sorrow, but there is sorrow, and we have to receive ourselves in its fires. If we try and evade sorrow, refuse to lay our account with it, we are foolish. Sorrow is one of the biggest facts in life; it is no use saying sorrow ought not to be. Sin and sorrow and suffering are, and it is not for us to say that God has made a mistake in allowing them.

Sorrow burns up a great amount of shallowness, but it does not always make a man better. Suffering either gives me my self or it destroys my self. You cannot receive your self in success, you lose your head; you cannot receive your self in monotony, you grouse. The way to find yourself is in the fires of sorrow. Why it should be so is another matter, but that it is so is true in the Scriptures and in human experience. You always know the man who has been through the fires of sorrow and received himself, you are certain you can go to him in trouble and find that he has ample leisure for you. If a man has not been through the fires of sorrow, he is apt to be contemptuous, he has no time for you. If you receive yourself in the fires of sorrow, God will make you nourishment for other people.


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 Re: RECEIVING ONE'S SELF IN THE FIRES OF SORROW by Oswald Chambers

This is the prayer that our Lord Jesus Christ Prayed when He was on the cross of Calvary. We can understand from the bible the severe pain that He went through during those days … and it was only for sinners like us. He dint grumble or say anything against His Father. He knew it was the perfect will of God.

Are we like Him.???? We have never been through half of His troubles... But still we grumble and say, “why me, O Lord?”

We pray “make us like you, O Lord, so that others can see you through us”… and then start grumbling when slight pressures come to our life.

As the word of god says in

Mathew 12:36

“But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken.”

Be Careful in your every step……….

Have a blessed day... :)


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 Re: RECEIVING ONE'S SELF IN THE FIRES OF SORROW by Oswald Chambers

Hi brother Greg, this post by Oswald Chambers is so true. This has been 100% my experience. The man or woman who has been through the fires and followed the man of sorrows example, is like a tree planted beside the waters of life. He or she is indeed nourishment to all, and I mean all, who come along their way. They have time and patience to talk to anyone and it is their good pleasure to comfort those with the comfort they themselves have been comforted with...............brother Frank

 2010/6/29 11:06





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