THE OVERSHADOWING OF GOD'S PERSONAL DELIVERANCE

This passage from Jeremiah spoke to my heart today and I wanted to share it.

It is from Oswald Chambers book “My Utmost For His Highest”
. . . I am with you to deliver you,’ says the Lord —Jeremiah 1:8

God promised Jeremiah that He would deliver him personally— “. . . your life shall be as a prize to you. ” (Jeremiah 39:18). That is all God promises His children. Wherever God sends us, He will guard our lives. Our personal property and possessions are to be a matter of indifference to us, and our hold on these things should be very loose. If this is not the case, we will have panic, heartache, and distress. Having the proper outlook is evidence of the deeply rooted belief in the overshadowing of God’s personal deliverance.

The Sermon on the Mount indicates that when we are on a mission for Jesus Christ, there is no time to stand up for ourselves. Jesus says, in effect, “Don’t worry about whether or not you are being treated justly.” Looking for justice is actually a sign that we have been diverted from our devotion to Him. Never look for justice in this world, but never cease to give it. If we look for justice, we will only begin to complain and to indulge ourselves in the discontent of self-pity, as if to say, “Why should I be treated like this?” If we are devoted to Jesus Christ, we have nothing to do with what we encounter, whether it is just or unjust. In essence, Jesus says, “Continue steadily on with what I have told you to do, and I will guard your life. If you try to guard it yourself, you remove yourself from My deliverance.” Even the most devout among us become atheistic in this regard— we do not believe Him. We put our common sense on the throne and then attach God’s name to it. We do lean to our own understanding, instead of trusting God with all our hearts (see Proverbs 3:5-6).

I liked this too from Jer 1:19 They will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord.

2 comments for “THE OVERSHADOWING OF GOD'S PERSONAL DELIVERANCE

  1. Meowmix
    February 26, 2010 at 7:48 am

    I, too, thank you for this reminder. For myself as well as someone I’m going to share it with. Often in this life we don’t get what we think we deserve because we have been or are trying to be a good person. I’m going to print this and share with my nephew.

  2. Karla
    February 25, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Oh, if I could only remember to have this attitude and live with the trust like God intended for me.
    I try so hard to guard my life and keep me from losing control of possessions, people, and my future pathway.
    Thanks Janice for putting this out for me to think about.
    Karla

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