Getting There !!!!!! (1)

11 Jun

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?

Oswald Chambers, My Utmost For His Highest


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10 responses to “Getting There !!!!!! (1)

  1. paulfg

    June 11, 2014 at 4:27 am

    “… in essence, He is saying, “I will get you out of bed …”

    Love that thought!! 🙂


  2. Garden Walk Garden Talk

    June 11, 2014 at 6:11 am

    I too was drawn to the same quote as above. It is so important to enjoy life and be productive while we are here.


  3. Rob Barkman

    June 11, 2014 at 6:37 am

    Thanks for sharing some of Chambers writings. Every few years I go through My Utmost for His Highest. Wonderful devotional. Lord bless you Levi



    June 12, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Thanks for sharing this devotional it really spoke to me about the rest in the Lord. To think of His marvelous sustaining grace!


    • Levi Thetford

      June 12, 2014 at 6:42 pm

      You’re welcome SJ. The pleasure is mine. Right now we are still in southern Ca. and having a great time. Lord bless you!!


  5. bill theunfetteredpreacher cote

    February 5, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Levi, why do I find you on Facebook and not on my reader? Any ideas? I think I misd alot of yor posts.



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