Wisdom from Oswald Chambers’ devotional: “My Utmost for His Highest” (1935).
“Preach the Word” (II Tim 4:2).
“We are not called to be ‘channels’ for the Spirit only. We are called to be children of God.
We are not spiritual mediums. We are spiritual messengers–the ‘message’ is part of ourselves.
Jesus was his own message–His words were spirit and life. As disciples, our lives become the sacrament of our message.
A natural heart will serve, but only a repentant heart, broken by Christ, a renewed heart, baptized by the Spirit, and a responsive heart crumpled by God’s purpose becomes a sacrament of it’s message.
Have we offered our lives as a sacrament to become broken bread and poured out wine for God’s kingdom work?
Reflect: Have I given my life to God for their divine purpose, or am I still lending a little of myself at times of my own choosing?
Pray: God, lead me to become broken bread and poured out wine as a living sacrament for you. Amen.