faith exercised reality

thinking about this…

img_2438“…After we have the perfect relationship with God, through the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit, our faith must be exercised in the realities of everyday life. We will be scattered, not into service but into the emptiness of our lives where we will see ruin and barrenness, to know what internal death to God’s blessings means. Are we prepared for this? It is certainly not of our own choosing, but God engineers our circumstances to take us there. Until we have been through that experience, our faith is sustained only by feelings and by blessings. But once we get there, no matter where God may place us or what inner emptiness we experience, we can praise God that all is well. That is what is meant by faith being exercised in the realities of life. “

~Oswald Chambers, My Utmost For His Highest, April 4

2 thoughts on “faith exercised reality

  1. once again challenged by Oswald..

    oh ruthi .. so many are hurting .. new friends .. old friends .. friends of friends .. do you think that we believers are going to be up for the challenges of this world and actively “dig deeper” ? i do hope so .. i do pray so ..
    be blessed
    resting in Him
    sister to sister..


  2. Our God has a way of drawing us closer to Him through different cercumstances and when He does, we realize that He is all we need.
    Love you, Ruthi, your blog has been such an encouragement to me. Thanks.


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