Oswald Chambers

Hey guys…I was reading in “My Utmost For His Highest” a couple of days ago and was struck by the reading, “The Way To Permanent Faith”  It’s a pretty meaty reading, but a quick paraphrase is that God allows dark times in our lives through His sovereignty so that we can know His care through the good and bad.  Until we go through the dark times, our faith is based on feelings and blessings.

It’s funny, I didn’t so much think of this disease I’m walking through, but about this depression I’m grappling with. I’ve been so puzzled by it. This reading really ministered to my soul.

I was up really early that morning and prayed for our house; the outreaches, our businesses, our families. It wasn’t about me, it was about the people around me.  It wasn’t the first time, but I don’t do it as much as I wish I did.

Oswald Chambers went onto to say that “Until Jesus Christ is truly our Lord, we each have goals of our own which we serve. Our faith is real, but it’s not yet permanent.” Wow…I wondered about my recent struggles with not being able to lead worship here in my home church. I’m part of a team, but my voice is limited and I can’t lead a congregation right now.   Maybe I can’t do it, or maybe I’m too scared to try at this point.  Either way, the thought about serving my own goals, rather than the heart of God pierces my soul.  Is it possible to have too much of our identity hidden in the things we do, rather than who we are in Christ?  You better believe it…

So maybe this season, is not just about listening for Him, but about allowing Him full reign in my heart and my life, however that may look.

Once more, I stand corrected and wait to hear from the One who does all things well.

peace and strength to you this day,

-Aracely

2 thoughts on “Oswald Chambers

  1. Hi Aracely!!

    Through Facebook I made it to GRRR records and your free downloads; and reading about your health concerns over the last year. I am happy you are doing well.

    I just wanted to say THANK YOU so much for the free downloads of your music. I am thrilled you are still singing and recording and the free tunes are such a blessing.

    In the four years I was privileged to live at JPUSA it was a blast to be surrounded by so many talented musically gifted people! Two voices stood out to me then, and remain my favorites even now; Glenn Kaiser’s and YOURS.

    I don’t know if I can describe it well. Your vocals are so WARM, it’s like you are opening up your heart and soul for anyone who listens. I can’t hear a difference between the Seeds music I have on my iPod and the free downloads I just got today. Your voice just SOOTHES MY SOUL. It’s like having warm oil poured over my head, every muscle in my body relaxes when you start to sing. Thank you for continuing to share your gifts with others, it is a real blessing.

    Hi to Tim!!
    Mary (Webb) Pissocra

  2. Wow, Mary, just went back and re read your comment. So unbelievably encouraging. Thank you.

    Just wanted to let you know that Jan Krist is helping me record another cluster of songs. I’ve got the first 6 guitar tracks done and am looking to do 4 or 5 more 🙂

    peace and joy to you.
    Thank you for your kind, kind words. They filled my soul once more today.
    -Aracely

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