The very first devotional I ever purchased, was suggested by my Aunt Stella while visiting Bread of Life Bookstore in Creola, Alabama in August of 1998. Almost 19 years later, I still read it. Anyway, below you will find words from the Author, Oswald Chambers. Today, I feel that these words are not to be preached, but pondered. Take a gander, give a ponder:
"Jesus said to her, ‘Give Me a drink’ ” (John 4:7). How many of us are expecting Jesus Christ to quench our thirst when we should be satisfying Him! We should be pouring out our lives, investing our total beings, not drawing on Him to satisfy us. “You shall be witnesses to Me…” (Acts 1:8). That means lives of pure, uncompromising, and unrestrained devotion to the Lord Jesus, which will be satisfying to Him wherever He may send us.
Beware of anything that competes with your loyalty to Jesus Christ. The greatest competitor of true devotion to Jesus is the service we do for Him. It is easier to serve than to pour out our lives completely for Him. The goal of the call of God is His satisfaction, not simply that we should do something for Him. We are not sent to do battle for God, but to be used by God in His battles. Are we more devoted to service than we are to Jesus Christ Himself?"
More from this man can be found at https://utmost.org/
Bryan Hollomon Williams