“And now the Lord speaks – the one who formed me in my mother’s womb to be his servant …” (Isaiah 49:5, NLT)
“We must continually keep our soul open to the fact of God’s creative purpose, and never confuse or cloud it with our own intentions. If we do, God will have to force our intentions aside no matter how much it may hurt … Once we realize that it is through the salvation of Jesus Christ that we are made perfectly fit for the purpose of God, we will understand why Jesus Christ is so strict and relentless in His demands. He demands absolute righteousness from His servants, because He has put into them the very nature of God.
Beware lest you forget God’s purpose for your life.”
(Oswald Chambers, My Utmost For His Highest, September 21)