107 Oswald Chambers Quotes

  • "It is not so true that "prayer changes things" as that prayer changes me and I change things. God has so constituted things that prayer on the basis of Redemption alters the way in which a man looks at things. Prayer is not a question of altering things externally, but of working wonders in a man's disposition."

    - Oswald Chambers
    Topics: Prayer, Redemption, Change


  • "The real test of a saint is not one's willingness to preach the gospel, but one's willingness to do something like washing the disciples' feet - that is, being willing to do those things that seem unimportant in human estimation but count as everything to God."

    - Oswald Chambers
    Topics: Service, The Gospel


  • "The "words" of God and the "Word" of God stand together; to separate them is to render both powerless. Any expounder of the words of God is liable to go off on a tangent if he or she does not remember this stern, undeviating standard of exposition, namely, that no individual experience is of the remotest value unless it is up to the standard of the Word of God. The Bible not only tests experience, it tests truth. The Bible tests all experience, all truth, all authority by our Lord Himself and our relationship to Him personally."

    - Oswald Chambers
    Topics: The Bible, Authority


  • "Have you ever realized that you can give things to God that are of value to Him? Or are you just sitting around daydreaming about the greatness of His redemption, while neglecting all the things you could be doing for Him? I'm not referring to works which could be regarded as divine and miraculous, but ordinary, simple human things - things which would be evidence to God that you are totally surrendered to Him."

    - Oswald Chambers
    Topics: Redemption, Service, Surrender


  • "Wait on God and He will work, but don't wait in spiritual sulks because you cannot see an inch in front of you! Are we detached enough from our spiritual hysterics to wait on God? To wait is not to sit with folded hands, but to learn to do what we are told."

    - Oswald Chambers
    Topics: Patience


  • "If we rely on the Holy Spirit, we shall find that our prayers become more and more inarticulate; and when they are inarticulate, reverence grows deeper and deeper."

    - Oswald Chambers
    Topics: Prayer, Holy Spirit


  • "Prayer is often a temptation to bank on a miracle of God instead of on a moral issue, i.e., it is much easier to ask God to do my work than it is to do it myself. Until we are disciplined properly, we will always be inclined to bank on God's miracles and refuse to do the moral thing ourselves. It is our job, and it will never be done unless we do it."

    - Oswald Chambers
    Topics: Prayer, Miracles, Morality


  • "You will never cease to be the most amazed person on earth at what God has done for you on the inside."

    - Oswald Chambers
    Topics: Holiness


  • "Every time we pray our horizon is altered, our attitude to things is altered, not sometimes but every time, and the amazing thing is that we don't pray more."

    - Oswald Chambers
    Topics: Prayer, Attitude


  • "The purpose of prayer is to reveal the presence of God equally present, all the time, in every condition."

    - Oswald Chambers
    Topics: Prayer


  • "It is by no haphazard chance that in every age men have risen early to pray. The first thing that marks decline in spiritual life is our relationship to the early morning."

    - Oswald Chambers
    Topics: Prayer


  • "Whenever the insistence is on the point that God answers prayer, we are off the track. The meaning of prayer is that we get hold of God, not of the answer."

    - Oswald Chambers
    Topics: Prayer


  • "A saint's life is in the hands of God as a bow and arrow in the hands of an archer. God is aiming at something the saint cannot see; He stretches and strains, and every now and again the saint says, I cannot stand any more. But God does not heed; He goes on stretching until His purpose is in sight, then He lets fly."

    - Oswald Chambers
    Topics: Holiness


  • "A good book, in the language of the book-sellers, is a salable one; in that of the curious, a scarce one; in that of men of sense, a useful and instructive one."

    - Oswald Chambers
    Topics: Books


  • "Holiness, not happiness, is the chief end of man."

    - Oswald Chambers
    Topics: Holiness



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