Sometimes the entries from Oswald Chambers' book My Utmost for His Highest blow me away with a message that goes straight to my heart, and I must respond. Here is one of those, an excerpt from the June 13th entry that I included in the journal page above:
'…come follow Me' (Luke 18:22)
We have the idea that we can dedicate our gifts to God. However, you cannot dedicate what is not yours. There is actually only one thing you can dedicate to God, and that is the right to yourself (see Romans 12:1). If you will give God your right to yourself, He will make a holy experiment out of you-and His experiments always succeed. The one true mark of a saint of God is the inner creativity that flows from being totally surrendered to Jesus Christ. In the life of a saint there is this amazing Well, which is a continual Source of original life. The Spirit of God is a Well of water springing up perpetually fresh. A saint realizes that it is God who engineers his circumstances…. Never try to make your experience a principle for others as He is with you, but allow God to be as creative and original with others as He is with you.
If you abandon everything to Jesus and come when He says, 'Come,' then He will continue to say 'Come,' through you. You will go out into the world reproducing the echo of Christ's 'Come.' That is the result in every soul who has abandoned all and come to Jesus.
Have I come? Will I come now?"
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