Oswald Chambers

«The author who benefits you most is not the one who tells you something you did not know before, but the one who gives expression to the truth that has been dumbly struggling in you for utterance.»

Oswald Chambers


«A time is coming when the whole round world will know that God reigns and that God is Love, when hell and heaven, life and death, sin and salvation, will be read and understood aright at last.»

Oswald Chambers


«The degree of panic activity in my life is equal to the degree of my lack of personal spiritual experience.»

Oswald Chambers


«If we were never depressed we should not be alive; it is the nature of a crystal never to be depressed.»

Oswald Chambers


«Worship is giving God the best that He has given you. Be careful what you do with the best you have, Whenever you get a blessing from God, give it back to Him as a love gift. Take time to meditate before God and offer the blessing back to Him in a deliberate act of worship.»

Oswald Chambers


«To say that 'prayer changes things' is not as close to the truth as saying, 'prayer changes me and then I change things.' God has established things so that prayer, on the basis of redemption, changes the way a person looks at things.»

Oswald Chambers


«your god may be your little Christian habit - the habit of prayer or Bible reading at certain times of your day. Watch how your Father will upset your schedule if you begin to worship your habit instead of what the habit symbolizes. We say, 'I can't do that right now; this is my time alone with God.' No, this is your time alone with your habit.»

Oswald Chambers


«Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you may not understand at the time.»

Oswald Chambers


«We have to take the first step as though there were no God. It is no use to wait for God to help us, He will not: but immediately we arise we find He is there.»

Oswald Chambers


«If through a broken heart God can bring His purposes to pass in the world, then thank Him for breaking your heart.»

Oswald Chambers


«I want to tell you a growing conviction with me, and that is that as we obey the leadings of the Spirit of God, we enable God to answer the prayers of other people. I mean that our lives, my life, is the answer to someone’s prayer, prayed perhaps centuries ago.»

Oswald Chambers


«Tolerating a wrong attitude toward another person causes you to follow the spirit of the devil, no matter how saintly you are.»

Oswald Chambers


«No man by mere high human wisdom would dare undertake a step for Jesus’ sake unless he knows that the Holy Spirit has directly spoken to him; and until He comes, I shall not go.»

Oswald Chambers


«The sympathy which is reverent with what it cannot understand is worth its weight in gold. 69 L»

Oswald Chambers


«Never allow anything to divert you from your insight into Jesus Christ. It is the true test of whether you are spiritual or not. To be unspiritual means that other things have a growing fascination for you. Since mine eyes have looked on Jesus, I’ve lost sight of all beside, So enchained my spirit’s vision, Gazing on the Crucified.»

Oswald Chambers


«Never look for justice in this world, never cease to give it.»

Oswald Chambers


«The life of faith is not a life of mounting up with wings, but a life of walking and not fainting.»

Oswald Chambers


«Don't forget to pray today because God did not forget to wake you up this morning.»

Oswald Chambers


«Only one in a thousand sits down in the midst of it all and says—I will watch my Father mend this. God must not be treated as a hospital for our broken “toys,” but as our Father.»

Oswald Chambers


«Narrow all your interests until your mind, heart, and body are focused on Jesus Christ.»

Oswald Chambers


«We look upon prayer simply as a means of getting things for ourselves, but the biblical purpose of prayer is that we may get to know God Himself.»

Oswald Chambers


«Am I as spontaneously kind to God as I used to be, or am I only expecting God to be kind to me? Am I full of the little things that cheer His heart over me, or am I whimpering because things are going hardly with me? There is no joy in the soul that has forgotten what God prizes.»

Oswald Chambers


«In the midst of the awfulness, a touch comes and you know it is the right hand of Jesus Christ. The right hand not of restraint nor of correction nor of chastisement, but the right hand of the Everlasting Father. Whenever His hand is laid upon you, it is ineffable peace and comfort, the sense that "underneath are the everlasting arms," full of sustaining and comfort and strength.»

Oswald Chambers


«Never be afraid when God brings back your past. Let your memory have its way with you. It is a minister of God bringing its rebuke and sorrow to you.»

Oswald Chambers


«The "show business," which is so incorporated into our view of Christian work today, has caused us to drift far from Our Lord's conception of discipleship. It is instilled in us to think that we have to do exceptional things for God; we have not. We have to be exceptional in ordinary things, to be holy in mean streets, among mean people, surrounded by sordid sinners. That is not learned in five minutes.»

Oswald Chambers


«We are built for the valley, for the ordinary stuff we are in, and that is where we have to prove our mettle.»

Oswald Chambers


«What a blessed habit I have found my prayer list, morning by morning, it takes me via the Throne of all Grace straight to the intimate personal heart of each one mentioned here, and I know that He Who is not prescribed by time and geography answers immediately.»

Oswald Chambers


«If sympathy is all that human beings need, then the Cross of Christ is an absurdity and there is absolutely no need for it. What the world needs is not "a little bit of love," but major surgery. If you think you are helping lost people with your sympathy and understanding, you are a traitor to Jesus Christ. You must have a right-standing relationship with Him yourself, and pour your life out in helping others in His way— not in a human way that ignores God.»

Oswald Chambers


«Drudgery is one of the finest touchstones of character there is. Drudgery is work that is very far removed from anything to do with the ideal - the utterly mean grubby things; and when we come in contact with them we know instantly whether or not we are spiritually real.»

Oswald Chambers