Thursdays With Oswald—Desperate For The Holy Spirit

This is a weekly series with things I’m reading and pondering from Oswald Chambers. You can read the original seed thought here, or type “Thursdays With Oswald” in the search box to read more entries.

Desperate For The Holy Spirit

     We have to learn to rely on the Holy Spirit because He alone give the Word of God life. All our efforts to pump up faith in the Word of God is without quickening, without illumination.

     …If you are without the control of the Spirit of God, devotional emotion and religious excitement always end in sensuality.

     …“Be filled with the Spirit”; it is as impossible to be filled with the Spirit and be free from emotion as it is for a man to be filled with wine and not show it. …Be “being filled with the Spirit,” and as we walk in the light the life of God is worked out moment by moment – a life of glorious discipline and steady obedience.

From Biblical Ethics

Oh, how I need the Holy Spirit moment by moment!

Without His counsel, the Word of God doesn’t make any sense.

Without His anointing, I only speak meaningless words.

Without His discipline, my emotions are all over the place.

Without His instruction, my life is purposeless.

May I keep on being filled with You, Spirit of God!

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