The Light That Never Fails

Oswald Chambers

The Light That Never Fails

We all,‭ ‬with unveiled face,‭ ‬beholding‭…‬the glory of the Lord‭…‬  2‭ ‬CORINTHIANS 3:18

A servant of God must stand so very much alone that he never realizes he is alone.‭ ‬In the early stages of the Christian life,‭ ‬disappointments will come‭— ‬people who used to be lights will flicker out,‭ ‬and those who used to stand with us will turn away.‭ ‬We have to get so used to it that we will not even realize we are standing alone.‭ ‬Paul said,‭ “…‬no one stood with me,‭ ‬but all forsook me‭…‬.But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me‭…” (‬2‭ ‬Timothy‭ ‬4:16-17‭)‬.‭ ‬We must build our faith not on fading lights but on the Light that never fails.‭ ‬When‭ “‬important‭” ‬individuals go away we are sad,‭ ‬until we see that they are meant to go,‭ ‬so that only one thing is left for us to do‭— ‬to look into the face of God for ourselves.

Allow nothing to keep you from looking with strong determination into the face of God regarding yourself and your doctrine.‭ ‬And every time you preach make sure you look God in the face about the message first,‭ ‬then the glory will remain through all of it.‭ ‬A Christian servant is one who perpetually looks into the face of God and then goes forth to talk to others.‭ ‬The ministry of Christ is characterized by an abiding glory of which the servant is totally unaware‭— “…‬Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone while he talked with Him‭” (‬Exodus‭ ‬34:29‭)‬.

We are never called on to display our doubts openly or to express the hidden joys and delights of our life with God.‭ ‬The secret of the servant’s life is that he stays in tune with God all the time. From My Utmost for His Highest Updated Edition

Bible in One Year: 2‭ ‬Samuel‭ ‬14-15‭; ‬Luke‭ ‬17:1-19

WISDOM FROM OSWALD CHAMBERS

Re-state to yourself what you believe,‭ ‬then do away with as much of it as possible,‭ ‬and get back to the bedrock of the Cross of Christ.

from My Utmost for His Highest, November‭ ‬25,‭ ‬848‭ ‬R

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