Good Folks, it is Friday, July 17, 2015.
Allow me this moment to share a devotional written by Oswald Chambers I read recently on “Rehabilitation.” I went through rehab for my left knee after total knee replacement surgery. What Chambers is saying is much more pertinent to our spiritual lives and relationship with God. Enjoy.
Article from Chambers
Rehabilitation means the putting back of the whole human race into the relationship God designed it to be in, and this is what Jesus Christ did in Redemption. The Church ceases to be a spiritual society when it is on the lookout for the development of its own organization. The rehabilitation of the human race on Jesus Christ’s plan means the realization of Jesus Christ in corporate life as well as in individual life. Jesus Christ sent apostles and teachers for this purpose that the corporate Personality might be realized. We are not here to develop a spiritual life of our own, or to enjoy spiritual retirement; we are here so to realize Jesus Christ that the Body of Christ may be built up.
Am I building up the Body of Christ, or am I looking for my own personal development only? The essential thing is my personal relationship to Jesus Christ “That I may know Him.” To fulfill God’s design means entire abandonment to Him. Whenever I want things for myself, the relationship is distorted. It will be a humiliation to realize that I have not been concerned about realizing Jesus Christ, but only about realizing what He has done for me.
My goal is God Himself, not joy nor peace, nor even a blessing, but Himself, my God.
Am I measuring my life by this standard or by anything less?
See you Sunday in church.