Worship of the Work
Chambers, MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST.
WORSHIP OF THE WORK
Beware of any work for God which enables you to evade concentration on Him.
A great many Christian workers worship their work. The one concern of a
worker should be concentration on God, and this will mean that all the other
margins of life, mental, moral and spiritual, are free with the freedom of a
child, a worshipping child, not a wayward child. A worker without this solemn
dominant note of concentration on God is apt to get his work on his neck;
there is no margin of body, mind or spirit free, consequently he becomes
spent out and crushed. There is no freedom, no delight in life; nerves, mind
and heart are so crushingly burdened that God's blessings cannot rest. But
the other side is just as true-when once the concentration is on God, all the
margins of life are free and under the dominance of God alone.
-Oswald Chambers, MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST, Barbour & Company
(http://www.barbourbooks.com). Selected mostly from talks given during the
years 1911-1915, these devotionals were first published in 1935 by Dodd, Mead
& Co., renewed in 1963 by Oswald Chambers Publication Association, Ltd.
Have a great week,