I had lunch with a good friend yesterday. He is honest and straightforward. He has the ability to give me his opinion without being judgmental. We talked about a lot of stuff including what I posted yesterday. During our conversation he sited a quote that he loved. This morning he sent it to me. It was from My Utmost for His Highest, by Oswald Chambers and too good to keep to myself.
“Faith is the heroic effort in your life. You fling yourself in reckless confidence on God. God has ventured all in Jesus Christ to save us, now he wants us to venture our all in abandoned confidence in Him…..the real meaning of eternal life is a life that can face anything without wavering.”
“Again and again you will get up to what Jesus Christ wants, and every time you will turn back when it comes to the point, until you abandon resolutely. “Yes, but supposing I do obey God in this matter, what about……?” “Yes I will obey God if He will let me use my common sense, but don’t ask me to take a step in the dark….” If a man is going to do anything worthwhile, there are times when he has to risk everything on his leap, and in the spiritual domain Jesus Christ demands that you risk everything you hold by common sense and leap into what he says….Trust entirely in God, and when He brings you to the venture, see that you take it. We act like pagans in a crisis, only one out of a crowd is daring enough to bank his faith on the character of God.”
So it sounds like ol’ Oswald would say most of our moments are Jordan River moments.