Though He slay me, yet will I [praise, trust,] hope in the Lord… (Job 13:15) [I’ve none otherwise…. but surrender in submission to a sovereign God]

RT @CSLewisDaily: Though we cannot experience our life as an endless present, we are eternal in God’s eyes; that is our deepest reality.

RT @CSLewisDaily: If I have a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the explanation is-I was made for another world. CSLewis

RT @CSLewisDaily: To love is to be vulnerable. The only place outside Heaven where you can be safe from the dangers of love is Hell. CSLewis

RT @CSLewisDaily: We were promised sufferings, they were part of the program. We were even told, “Blessed Are They That Mourn” — C.S. Lewis

RT @CSLewisDaily: God whispers in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: It’s His megaphone to rouse a deaf world

RT @CSLewisDaily: “Relying on God has to begin all over again, every day, as if nothing had yet been done….” — C.S. Lewis

The questions that truly matter in life are remarkably few, and they’re all answered by these words: Come to Me/Jesus. @myUtmost @OsChambers

Beware of paying attention or going back to what you once were, when God wants you to be something you’ve never been. @OsChambers @myUtmost

RT @zondervan: Acts 20:24 I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord has given me

RT @TozerAW: “It will cost you everything to follow the Lord. And it will cost you even more to be His man[/woman] for this hour.” AW Tozer

RT @TozerAW: “I want to be in a place where I have to have God in everything I do . . . where God is indispensable to me.” AW Tozer

Never allow tribulations or the “cares of this world” to separate you from remembering that God loves you. (Mat 13:22) @myUtmost @OsChambers

It doesn’t matter how real or intense the adversities…. Nothing can ever separate us from our relationship with God. @myUtmost @OsChambers

God doesn’t keep us immune from trouble, but promises: When they call, I will answer, be with, rescue, and honor them. /Psalm91:15 @myUtmost

RT @PGF_: RT @fivedirections: One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. -Andre Gide

i surrender all RT @zondervan: The deepest worship occurs as we surrender ourselves over and over to God. CarolCymbala

As we do not know the wind’s path or the mystery of a tiny baby growing in her mother’s womb, we do not understand the work of God. Ecc 11:5

O LORD, in You there is no darkness at all. (1 John 1:5) The night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to You. (Psalm 139:12)

It is one thing to choose adversity, another to enter into it through the orchestrating of our circumstances by God’s sovereignty. @myUtmost

We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. 2 Corinthians 4:10 (NIV)

RT @zondervan: 1Thes5:16 Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus

comfort RT @RenovareUSA: There are those who suffer wounds themselves but bring others the medicine that restores health. -Gregory the Great

RT @RenovareUSA: We cannot even look for [God] unless we have already found him, and we cannot find him unless he has first found us. Merton

living in[to] the question(s) RT @PGF_: “Sometimes the encounter w/ God raises questions more than it answers our questions.” George Johnson

RT @PGF_: the questions we ask shape the reality we live in. MLau Branson

RT @RenovareUSA Have you deliberately committed your will to Jesus Christ? It’s a transaction of will, not of emotion. @OsChambers @myUtmost

@mayog true, but even from a reformed perspective, our surrender of our will is understood to be under God’s sovereignty, only able by Grace

RT @CSLewisDaily: To one on a mountain road by night, a glimpse of the next 3 feet may matter more than a vision of the horizon. -C.S. Lewis

Every morning you hear me at it again… I lay out the pieces of my life before you on your very altar and watch for fire to descend. Ps 5:3

In the morning, O Lord, You hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before You and wait in expectation…. (Psalm 5:3) Give me Jesus

RT @oschambers: The true deep crisis of abandonment, or total surrender, is reached internally, not externally.

Make the determination to surrender your will regarding whatever you see, whether in the shallow or the deep, profound places internally….

…Heard Jesus’ voice on the waves of the sea? Let convictions, consistency be. Focus: maintain your intimate relationship to Him! @myUtmost

Thank God! RT @Lectionary: I prosper because of what the Lord has done for me. God helps me through adversity. (Psalm 30)

As we cast our burden on the Lord, the overwhelming feeling is lightened by an awareness, understanding of God and God’s presence @MyUtmost

Jesus is Lord RT @TamiHeim: Sovereignty reminder: “The will of God will never take us where the grace of God cannot sustain us.” BillyGraham

RT @CSLewisDaily: You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life & death -CSLewis

(Psalm 34:18) The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

When one is so very deeply well loved, the pang, pain, hurt of loss is beyond anything that this world can quell or even begin to appease…

…In the face of danger, death, love …unyielding as the grave, burns like blazing fire; a bursting mighty flame many waters cannot quench

RT @TomZiglar: “Though I am not always responsible for what happens to me, I am responsible for how I handle what happens to me.” Zig Ziglar

RT @TamiHeim: “True worship, worship that is pleasing to God, radiates throughout a person’s entire life.” –A.W. Tozer (The Purpose of Man)

Deep in us: an amazing inner sanctuary of the soul, a holy,Divine Center, a speaking Voice to which we may continually return. -Thomas Kelly

“considering how Jesus lived, we learn to truly live, intentionally imitating Christ, not in slavish fashion, but by spirit, power” RJFoster

The gate by which any and every person can enter into oneness w/ God: The Cross of Christ is where we abide in the life that is found there.

RT @Lectionary: “Do you not know that all who have been baptized in Christ were baptized into his death?” (Romans 6:3-11)

…in glory! RT @Lectionary: “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen.” Luke 24:1-12

We must imitate Christ’s life and his ways if we’re to be truly enlightened, set free from the darkness of our own hearts. (Thomas a Kempis)

The Resurrection Life: “Every morning is Easter morning from now on! Every day’s Resurrection Day, the past is over and gone!” (Avery&Marsh)

[we] begin realizing a distance… no longer intimate, with no idea where Jesus is going, the goal has become strangely distant. @OsChambers

with great determination, far ahead of us, beginning to seem different, unfamiliar, Jesus has a point of view I know nothing of. @OsChambers

There is an aspect of Jesus that chills even a disciple’s heart to its depth and makes their entire spiritual life gasp for air. @OsChambers

RT @lensweet: “We… discover [wisdom] for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us” (Marcel Proust)..Why?

RT @lensweet: Heb “know”: participation- no participation, no passion. Soren Kierkegaard: “If passion is eliminated, faith no longer exists”

RT @Lectionary: God does not exploit power, but joins humanity in our pain and struggles. Rejoice! – Philippians 2:5-11 –

RT @RobWegner: For You, O God, have proved us…we went through fire and water; but You brought us out into a place of refreshment Ps66:9–12

Share the Passion RT @zondervan: Phil1:29 It has been granted you on behalf of Christ not only to believe on Him, but also to suffer for Him

Salvation is so much more! It means that the Spirit of God has brought us into intimate contact w/the true Person of God Himself @OsChambers

In surrender to God, we give ourselves in the same way Jesus gave Himself for us: totally, unconditionally, without reservation. @OsChambers

We won’t know true surrender till we realize John3:16 means God completely, absolutely gave & totally surrendered Himself to us. @OsChambers

RT @TamiHeim: Grateful that in the midst of all the change life brings…”Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Heb12:8

……in the land marked with suffering, though there’s pain in the offering, our hearts will choose to say, “Lord, Blessed Be Your Name….

…….” [For] every blessing You pour out we’ll turn back to praise [and] still, we will say, “Blessed Be The Glorious…Name Of The Lord!”

RT @CSLewisDaily: “We long for more and God’s promise is that there’s more awaiting us! More to delight us than we’ll ever exhaust.” CSLewis

“Though your dreams be tossed and blown, walk on through the wind, rain, storm… walk on with hope in your heart. You’ll never walk alone.”
(Rodgers & Hammerstein)

Genuine total surrender is a personal sovereign preference for Jesus Christ Himself. True surrender always goes beyond natural devotion. …

…As we surrender, God surrenders God’s self to embrace all those around us and meets their needs, which were created by our surrender. …

…Most of us have only a vision of what this really means but never truly experience it. @OsChambers l Thank you, Lord for this gift to us.

“Oh, but, Great love…Great love changes your life” (from “Win A Date…”) my heart aches longingly, my dearest beloved, with deepest sighs

RT @zondervan: Ps23:1 The Lord is my shepherd…He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul

RT @Lectionary: God listens to those who live according to God’s word. You shall live forever. – Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 –

we longingly yearn for the affirmation of, from another… while our hearts are restless… until they find their rest… in a holy other…

2 Corinthians 4:7-12 (NLT) [New Living Translation]:

today… beating fisted hands upon the breast of sovereign love, crying out, not wanting to understand, for sudden earthly lack, listless…

Those who’ve never rebelled against God or at some point shaken their fists at heaven have likely never encountered God (Catherine Marshall)

We cannot fulfill the vision by our own efforts. We must live under its inspiration until it fulfills itself. (Habakkuk 2:3) @OsChambers

…In Christ we’re super-victors w/joy that comes in experiencing the very things that look as if they’re going to overwhelm us. @OsChambers

Don’t be afraid…. “Huge waves that would frighten an ordinary swimmer produce a tremendous thrill for the surfer who has ridden them.” …

Once we receive a commission from Jesus Christ, the memory of what God asks of us is forever there to prod us on to do His will. @OsChambers

my life’s nothing, only I finish the race, complete the task given by the Lord Jesus of testifying to the gospel of God’s grace. (Acts20:24)

RT @Lectionary: “God is faithful, and he will not let you be tested beyond your strength,” – 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 –

“And… God… will supply all your needs according to God’s glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19

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