Life: Overactive or Immersed?

We must get rid of the plague of the spirit of this religious age in which we live. In our Lord’s life there was none of the pressure and the rushing of tremendous activity that we regard so highly today, and a disciple is to be like His Master. The central point of the kingdom of Jesus Christ is a personal relationship with Him, not public usefulness to others.

…And if you waste your time in overactivity, instead of being immersed in the great fundamental truths of God’s redemption, then you will snap when the stress and strain do come. But if this time of soaking before God is being spent in getting rooted and grounded in Him, which may appear to be impractical, then you will remain true to Him whatever happens.  (Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest, October 19).

Our active lives in the Kingdom need to be an overflow of the immersed life of the beliver in God’s truth found in private time with God.

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One thought on “Life: Overactive or Immersed?

  1. Although I’ve been told this truth time and time again, I am finally recognizing and actually putting into practice the “feed before need” truth of this excerpt. It makes a profound difference to daily access the living waters before turning on your own little fountain. It turns a burden, a weight into joy, a constant exciting adventure!

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