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Oswald Chambers was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1874, the youngest son of a Baptist minister. He spent his boyhood years in Perth; then his family moved to London when Oswald was fifteen. Shortly after the move to London, Oswald made his public profession of faith in Christ and became a member of Rye Lane Baptist Church. This marked a period of rapid spiritual growth, along with an intense struggle to find God’s will and way for his life. Oswald Chambers was not famous during his lifetime. At the time of his death in 1917 at the age of forty-three, only three books bearing his name had been published. Among a relatively small circle of Christians in Britain and the U.S., Chambers was much appreciated as a teacher of rare insight and expression, but he was not widely known. (read more)

Praying to God in Secret

"When you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place . . ." (Matthew 6:6) The primary thought in the area...
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What To Renounce

"We have renounced the hidden things of shame . . ." (2 Corinthians 4:2) Have you “renounced the hidden things of shame” in your life — the things that your sense of honor or pride...
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Arguments or Obedience

". . . the simplicity that is in Christ." (2 Corinthians 11:3) You cannot think through spiritual confusion to make things clear; to make things clear, you must obey. . . If there is something...
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After Surrender — Then What?

"I have finished the work which You have given Me to do." (John 17:4) True surrender is not simply surrender of our external life but surrender of our will — and once that is done,...
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Going Through Spiritual Confusion

"Jesus answered and said, ’You do not know what you ask’." (Matthew 20:22) There are times in your spiritual life when there is confusion, and the way out of it is not simply to say...
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Missionary Weapons (2)

"If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet." (John 13:14) Ministering in Everyday Opportunities that surround us does not mean that we select our...
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Missionary Weapons (1)

"When you were under the fig tree, I saw you." (John 1:48) Worshiping in Everyday Occasions . If you are not doing the task that is closest to you now, which God has engineered into...
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Do It Yourself (2)

". . . bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ . . ." (2 Corinthians 10:5) Determinedly Discipline Other Things . This is another difficult aspect of the strenuous nature of sainthood....
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Do It Yourself (1)

". . . casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God . . ." (2 Corinthians 10:5) Determinedly Demolish Some Things . Deliverance from sin is not the...
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Fountains of Blessings

"The water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life." (John 4:14) The picture our Lord described here is not that of a simple stream...
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