Oswald Chambers is probably best known for his devotional book “My Utmost for His Highest.” This early 20th century evangelist wrote 29 other books, and was a devoted evangelist and teacher. Through his many books and sermons many memorable quotes have been gathered. This post collects just a few of this prolific Christian writer’s many words.
Never say you will pray about a thing; pray about it.
If in preaching the gospel you substitute your knowledge of the way of salvation for confidence in the power of the gospel, you hinder people from getting to reality.
When it is a question of God’s almighty Spirit, never say, I can’t.
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.
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.
The dearest friend on earth is a mere shadow compared to Jesus Christ.
Leave the broken, irreversible past in God’s hands, and step out into the invincible future with Him.
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.
To choose to suffer means that there is something wrong; to choose God’s will even if it means suffering is a very different thing. No healthy saint ever chooses suffering; he chooses God’s will, as Jesus did, whether it means suffering or not.
We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties.
Every now and again, Our Lord lets us see what we would be like if it were not for Himself; it is a justification of what He said – “Without Me you can do nothing.” That is why the bedrock of Christianity is personal, passionate devotion to the Lord Jesus.
All of God’s people are ordinary people who have been made extraordinary by the purpose he has given them.
The inattentive, slovenly way we drift into the presence of God is an indication that we are not bothering to think about Him. Whenever our Lord spoke of prayer, He said, “Ask.” It is impossible to ask if you do not concentrate.
Human fellowship can go to great lengths, but not all the way. Fellowship with God can go to all lengths.
We look upon prayer as a means of getting things for ourselves; The Bible idea of prayer is that we may get to know God Himself.
Holiness, not happiness, is the chief end of man.
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.
Faith never knows where it is being led, but it loves and knows the One who is leading.
I hope these quotes from Oswald Chambers give you inspiration and a deeper understanding of the powerful God we serve!