"Give Me to drink." How many of us are set upon Jesus Christ slaking our thirst when we ought to be satisfying Him? We should be pouring out now, spending to the last limit, not drawing on Him to satisfy us. "Ye shall be witnesses unto Me" - that means a life of unsullied, uncompromising and unbribed devotion to the Lord Jesus, a satisfaction to Him wherever He places us.
Beware of anything that competes with loyalty to Jesus Christ. The greatest competitor of devotion to Jesus is service for Him. It is easier to serve than to be drunk to the dregs. The one aim of the call of God is the satisfaction of God, not a call to do something for Him. We are not sent to battle for God, but to be used by God in His battlings. Are we being more devoted to service than to Jesus Christ?(from Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest, "IT IS THE LORD!" January 18th)
And then, some miscellaneous "stuff:" If you've not read our latest prayer letter, it is posted at our ministry blog site. I have so appreciated what Tim recently shared while preaching at church about seeing others through His eyes and not from our natural, worldly point of view.
So I'm starting to wonder if God is sending me a message, as I read the following post on my favorite blog page. Take a few minutes (if you've got them :) ), to read these quite similar and challenging thoughts.
And last, but not least, another very worthwhile read from Angie at Bring the Rain.