To Read on the Journey

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

that Jesus would spill out of me

that is a prayer i pray often, that i would be so full of Jesus that all of Him would spill out of me.

from Oswald Chamber's, My Utmost for His Highest

"He that believeth in Me... out of him shall flow.." John 7:38

Jesus did not say- "he that believeth in Me shall realize the blessing of the fullness of God," but- "he that believeth in Me out of Him shall escape everything he receives."

Our Lord's teaching is always anti-self-realization. His purpose is not the development of a man; His purpose is to make a man exactly like Himself...

If we believe in Jesus, it is not what we gain, but what He pours out that counts.
It is not that God makes us beautifully rounded grapes, but that He squeezes the sweetness out of us...

Spiritually, we cannot measure our life by success, but only by what God pours through us, and we cannot measure that at all.


R said...

oooh! i want to think that every morning too! very cool.

thanks for stopping by my blog and for commenting! i love that. and i LOVE your mixer ideas!! i need to know more about this "favorite things" bingo...

the famous moms one i'm totally going to do at our next meeting!

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