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Getting There

Oswald Chambers

Getting There‭, part 1 

Come to Me‭…‬  MATTHEW 11:28

Where sin and sorrow stops,‭ ‬and the song of the saint starts.

Do I really want to get there‭? ‬I can right now.‭ ‬The questions that truly matter in life are remarkably few,‭ ‬and they are all answered by these words‭— “‬Come to Me.‭” ‬Our Lord’s words are not,‭ “‬Do this,‭ ‬or don’t do that,‭” ‬but‭— “‬Come to me.‭” ‬If I will simply come to Jesus,‭ ‬my real life will be brought into harmony with my real desires.‭ ‬I will actually cease from sin,‭ ‬and will find the song of the Lord beginning in my life.

Have you ever come to Jesus‭? ‬Look at the stubbornness of your heart.‭ ‬You would rather do anything than this one simple childlike thing‭— “‬Come to Me.‭” ‬If you really want to experience ceasing from sin,‭ ‬you must come to Jesus.

Jesus Christ makes Himself the test to determine your genuineness.‭ ‬Look how He used the word come.‭ ‬At the most unexpected moments in your life there is this whisper of the Lord‭— “‬Come to Me,‭” ‬and you are immediately drawn to Him.‭

Personal contact with Jesus changes everything.‭ ‬Be‭ “‬foolish‭” ‬enough to come and commit yourself to what He says.‭ ‬The attitude necessary for you to come to Him is one where your will has made the determination to let go of everything and deliberately commit it all to Him.

‭“…‬and I will give you rest‭”— ‬that is,‭ “‬I will sustain you,‭ ‬causing you to stand firm.‭” ‬He is not saying,‭ “‬I will put you to bed,‭ ‬hold your hand,‭ ‬and sing you to sleep.‭” ‬But,‭ ‬in essence,‭ ‬He is saying,‭ “‬I will get you out of bed‭— ‬out of your listlessness and exhaustion,‭ ‬and out of your condition of being half dead while you are still alive.‭ ‬I will penetrate you with the spirit of life,‭ ‬and you will be sustained by the perfection of vital activity.‭”

Yet we become so weak and pitiful and talk about‭ “‬suffering‭” ‬the will of the Lord‭! ‬Where is the majestic vitality and the power of the Son of God in that‭?‬ From My Utmost for His Highest  Updated Edition


Seeing is never believing:‭ ‬we interpret what we see in the light of what we believe.‭ ‬Faith is confidence in God before you see God emerging‭; ‬therefore the nature of faith is that it must be tried.

from He Shall Glorify Me,‭ ‬494‭ ‬R

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