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Monday, 10 August 2015


Though it tarries, wait for it . . . —Habakkuk 2:3

Patience is not the same as indifference; patience conveys the idea of someone who is tremendously strong and able to withstand all assaults. Having the vision of God is the source of patience because it gives us God’s true and proper inspiration. Moses endured, not because of his devotion to his principles of what was right, nor because of his sense of duty to God, but because he had a vision of God. “. . . He endured as seeing Him who is invisible” (Hebrews 11:27).

A person who has 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 to you with greatness and add vitality to your life because everything is energized by God. He may give you a time spiritually, with no word from Himself at all, just as His Son experienced during His time of temptation in the wilderness. When God does that, simply endure, and the power to endure will be there because you see God.

“Though it tarries, wait for it . . . .” 
The proof that we have the vision is that we are reaching out for more than we have already grasped. It is a bad thing to be satisfied spiritually. The psalmist said, “What shall I render to the Lord . . . ? I will take up the cup of salvation . . .” (Psalm 116:12-13). We are apt to look for satisfaction within ourselves and say, “Now I’ve got it! Now I am completely sanctified. Now I can endure.” Instantly we are on the road to ruin. Our reach must exceed our grasp. Paul said, “Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on . . .” (Philippians 3:12). If we have only what we have experienced, we have nothing. But if we have the inspiration of the vision of God, we have more than we can experience. Beware of the danger of spiritual relaxation.

-       OSWALD CHAMBERS (My Utmost for His Highest)

Monday, 3 August 2015


August 22, 2011


1 Timothy 2:8
King James Version (KJV)
 8I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.

Doubting may express itself in many different ways. It may be doubt with respect to the very being of God with respect to what we call the power on the possibility of prayer, as to whether anything can happen or even happen, in a word whether there is any point in our praying at all.

As a result of this doubts, it often comes to pass that prayer is nothing but some desperate, adventure or doubtful experiment in which we engage. We find ourselves in a difficult position or face to face with some dire need. We more or less “cry out in the dark”, on the possible chance that it may succeed and we may be delivered.
Unless we observe this third condition, PRAYER IS USELESS.

We must approach God believing that “He is, and that He is a rewarded of them that diligently seek Him.” (Hebrews 11:6).
The men whose prayers have been answered have always been those who knew God, those who have trusted Him most thoroughly, those who have been most ready to say at all times and in all circumstances, “THY WILL BE DONE”. Assured as they were of His Holy and loving purpose.

There must be NO DOUBT, NO DISPUTING, NO DESPERATE EXPERIMENTS, but rather a calm, unhurried resting upon and in God and His perfect will.

-       Martin Lloyd-Jones (Walking with God Day by Day)