October 20, 2008

Advice for Seminary (and for Life)

I read this the other morning and have been reflecting on it since:

"It is not the practical activities that are the strength of this Bible Training College-its entire strength lies in the fact that here you are immersed in the truths of God to soak in them before Him. You have no idea of where or how God is going to engineer your future circumstances, and no knowledge of what stress and strain is going to be placed on you either at homer or abroad. 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

We do not know how we are going to be used, but just that we are going to be used. With that very basic fact, why would you not want to have Jesus as your Lord and Savior, knowing that one day your knee will bow to Him; trust in Him and let it be your kneeling in love and reverence, not abject terror.

"And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose."
Romans 8:28 (NASB)

Be called to His purpose, not to His judgment.

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