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Monday, July 30, 2007

Our Dreams

This is an excerpt from a devotional by Oswald Chambers titled, "After Obedience-What?"

I felt it speaking to those writers who are yet unpublished and those who are between projects. Being obedient to the writing call can be the end purpose.

We must never put our dreams of success as God's purpose for us; His purpose may be exactly the opposite.

What is my dream of God's purpose? God is now working toward a particular finish; His end is the process. It is the process, not the end, which is glorifying to God.

God's training is for now, not presently. His purpose is for this minute, not for something in the future. We have nothing to do with the afterwards of obedience; we get wrong when we think of the afterward. What men call training and preparation, God calls the end.

God's end is to enable me to see that Hen can walk on the chaos of my life just now. If we have a further end in view, we do not pay sufficient attention to the immediate present; if we realize that obedience is the end, then each momentas it comes in precious.

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