weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in
God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments
and every high thing that exalts itself against the
knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity
to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish
all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled."
cost, by any road" means nothing self-chosen in
the way God brings us to the goal.
There is no
possibility of questioning God when He speaks, if He
speaks to His own nature in me. Prompt obedience is the
only result. When Jesus says, "Come," I simply come;
when He says, "Let go," I let go; when He says, "Trust
God in this matter," I trust. This work of obedience is
the evidence that the nature of God is in me....
It is through the discipline of obedience that I get
to the place where Abraham was and I see who God is. God
will never be real to me until I come face to face with Him
in Jesus Christ. Then I will know and can boldly proclaim,
the world, my God, there is none but Thee,
none but Thee."
The promises of God are of no value to us until, through
obedience, we come to understand the nature of God. We may
read some things in the Bible every day for a year and they
may mean nothing to us. Then, because we have been obedient
to God in some small detail, we suddenly see what God means
and His nature is instantly opened up to us.
promises of God in Him are yea, and in Him Amen." The "yea"
must be born of obedience; when by the obedience of our
lives we say "Amen" to a promise, then that promise is
Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest, November 17
goal is God Himself, not joy nor peace;
even blessing, but Himself, my God.
His to lead me there, not mine but His...
any cost, dear Lord, by any road.
By Frederick Brook
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