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Re: From "My Utmost for His Highest"

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  • DebbieThurman
    Paul, this is one of favorite readings in MUFHH. I love it all over again every year when it comes round. Thanks for sharing. Debbie
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 7, 2010
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      Paul, this is one of favorite readings in MUFHH. I love it all over again every year when it comes round. Thanks for sharing.

      Debbie

      --- In exgaydiscussionboard@yahoogroups.com, Paul Gaetani <paulgaetani@...> wrote:
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      > Following is the devotional for June 25 in "My Utmost for His Highest" by Oswald Chambers.
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      > Joh 12:27-28 Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour. Father, glorify thy name...
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      > As a saint of God, my attitude toward sorrow and difficulty is not to ask they be prevented, but to ask that I may preserve the self God created me to be through every fire of sorrow. Our Lord received Himself in the fire of sorrow. He was saved not from the hour, but out of the hour.
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      > We say that there ought to be no sorrow, but there is sorrow, and we have to accept and receive ourselves in its fires. If we try to evade sorrow, refusing to lay our account with it, we are foolish. Sorrow is one of the biggest facts in life, and there is no use in saying it ought not to be. Sin, sorrow, and suffering are, and it is not for us to say that God has made a mistake in allowing them.
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      > Sorrow removes a great deal of a person's shallowness, but it does not always make a man better. Suffering either gives me my self or destroys it. You cannot find or receive yourself through success, you lose your head ; you cannot receive yourself in monotony, you grouse. The only way to find yourself is in the fires of sorrow. Why it should be this way is another matter, but it is true in the Scriptures and in human experience. You always know the man who has been through the fires of sorrow and received himself, you are certain you can go to him in your moment of trouble and find that he has plenty of time for you. If a man has not been through the fires of sorrow, he is apt to be contemptuous, he has no time for you. If you will receive yourself in the fires of sorrow, God will make you nourishment for other people.
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