Thursdays With Oswald—Appealing Control

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.

Oswald Chambers

Appealing Control 

     We have to be so controlled by the Holy Spirit, to so submit our intelligence to Him, that Jesus Christ is presented along the line that appeals to those to whom we talk. 

From Bringing Sons To Glory 

God has given humans the amazing capacity of intelligence to think and reason, and to communicate our thoughts persuasively and creatively to other humans. This is a gift, but it can also be a hindrance. My intelligence is only going to glorify God when it is under the control of the Holy Spirit.

It is not my responsibility to convince others about God; it is my responsibility to be controlled by the Holy Spirit so that He can convince others. So the question I need to ask myself about my conversations with others is: Who’s in control?

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