Do Everything for God


This is taken from Oswald Chambers

     Let your endurance be a finished product, so that you
     may be finished and complete, with never a defect.

     James 1:4

Many of us are all right in the main, but there are some domains in
which we are slovenly. It is not a question of sin, but of the
remnants of the carnal life which are apt to make us slovenly.
Slovenliness is an insult to the Holy Ghost. There should be nothing
slovenly, whether it be in the way we eat and drink, or in the way we
worship God.

Not only must our relationship to God be right, but the external
expression of that relationship must be right. Ultimately God will
let nothing escape, every detail is under His scrutiny. In numberless
ways God will bring us back to the same point over and over again. He
never tires of bringing us to the one point until we learn the
lesson, because He is producing the finished product. It may be a
question of impulse, and again and again, with the most persistent
patience, God has brought us back to the one particular point; or it
may be mental wool-gathering, or independent individuality. God is
trying to impress upon us the one thing that is not entirely right.

We have been having a wonderful time this Session over the revelation
of God's Redemption, our hearts are perfect towards Him; His
wonderful work in us makes us know that in the main we are right with
Him. "Now," says the Spirit, through St. James, "let your endurance
be a finished product." Watch the slipshod bits - "Oh, that will have
to do for now." Whatever it is, God will point it out with
persistence until we are entirely His.
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I thought this was so poignant to life planning. When you are a life planner, you are consciously creating a life that has purpose and joy. Setting out and planning to do everything well and with alignment with God's plan for your life. Live not to be slovenly and do everything you do for the glory of God.
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