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  • Gingrich, Others to Attend Huckabee Iowa Event on Abortion

    12/13/2011 11:41:11 PM PST · by .30Carbine · 9 replies
    UrbandalePatch ^ | December 13, 2011 | Ashlee Kieler
        Nearly four years after winning the Iowa caucuses — and derailing Mitt Romney's express train to the Republican nomination for president — Mike Huckabee is returning to Iowa in the homestretch of the 2012 caucus campaign. The former Arkansas governor and current Fox News host is providing a forum for candidates to discuss their pro-life stance. Huckabee will premiere a 60-minute documentary produced by Citizens United, called "The Gift of Life," Wednesday night at Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines. GOP presidential candidates Michele Bachman, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich will each give a five- to...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [January 31, 2007]

    01/31/2007 3:11:58 AM PST · by .30Carbine · 10 replies · 216+ views
    Do You See Your Calling? " . . . separated to the gospel of God. . . " —Romans 1:1 Our calling is not primarily to be holy men and women, but to be proclaimers of the gospel of God. The one all-important thing is that the gospel of God should be recognized as the abiding reality. Reality is not human goodness, or holiness, or heaven, or hell— it is redemption. The need to perceive this is the most vital need of the Christian worker today. As workers, we have to get used to the revelation that redemption is...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [January 30, 2007]

    01/30/2007 3:43:03 AM PST · by .30Carbine · 14 replies · 179+ views
    The Dilemma of Obedience " Samuel was afraid to tell Eli the vision " —1 Samuel 3:15 God never speaks to us in dramatic ways, but in ways that are easy to misunderstand. Then we say, "I wonder if that is God’s voice?" Isaiah said that the Lord spoke to him "with a strong hand," that is, by the pressure of his circumstances (Isaiah 8:11). Without the sovereign hand of God Himself, nothing touches our lives. Do we discern His hand at work, or do we see things as mere occurrences? Get into the habit of saying, "Speak, Lord,"...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [January 29, 2007]

    01/29/2007 3:19:56 AM PST · by .30Carbine · 5 replies · 131+ views
    How Could Someone Be So Ignorant! " Who are You, Lord? " —Acts 26:15 "The Lord spoke thus to me with a strong hand . . ." (Isaiah 8:11). There is no escape when our Lord speaks. He always comes using His authority and taking hold of our understanding. Has the voice of God come to you directly? If it has, you cannot mistake the intimate insistence with which it has spoken to you. God speaks in the language you know best— not through your ears, but through your circumstances. God has to destroy our determined confidence in our...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [January 28, 2007]

    01/28/2007 3:23:10 AM PST · by .30Carbine · 8 replies · 113+ views
    How Could Someone So Persecute Jesus! " Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? " —Acts 26:14 Are you determined to have your own way in living for God? We will never be free from this trap until we are brought into the experience of the baptism of "the Holy Spirit and fire" (Matthew 3:11). Stubbornness and self-will will always stab Jesus Christ. It may hurt no one else, but it wounds His Spirit. Whenever we are obstinate and self-willed and set on our own ambitions, we are hurting Jesus. Every time we stand on our own rights and...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [January 27, 2007]

    01/27/2007 3:22:47 AM PST · by .30Carbine · 17 replies · 163+ views
    Look Again and Think " Do not worry about your life . . . " —Matthew 6:25 A warning which needs to be repeated is that "the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches," and the lust for other things, will choke out the life of God in us (Matthew 13:22). We are never free from the recurring waves of this invasion. If the frontline of attack is not about clothes and food, it may be about money or the lack of money; or friends or lack of friends; or the line may be drawn over difficult...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [January 26, 2007]

    01/26/2007 2:42:06 AM PST · by .30Carbine · 19 replies · 197+ views
    Look Again and Consecrate " If God so clothes the grass of the field . . . will He not much more clothe you . . . ? " —Matthew 6:30 A simple statement of Jesus is always a puzzle to us because we will not be simple. How can we maintain the simplicity of Jesus so that we may understand Him? By receiving His Spirit, recognizing and relying on Him, and obeying Him as He brings us the truth of His Word, life will become amazingly simple. Jesus asks us to consider that "if God so clothes the...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [January 25, 2007]

    01/25/2007 2:24:40 AM PST · by .30Carbine · 16 replies · 215+ views
    Leave Room for God " When it pleased God . . . " —Galatians 1:15 As servants of God, we must learn to make room for Him— to give God "elbow room." We plan and figure and predict that this or that will happen, but we forget to make room for God to come in as He chooses. Would we be surprised if God came into our meeting or into our preaching in a way we had never expected Him to come? Do not look for God to come in a particular way, but do look for Him. The...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [January 24, 2007]

    01/24/2007 3:20:30 AM PST · by .30Carbine · 17 replies · 178+ views
    God’s Overpowering Purpose " I have appeared to you for this purpose. . . " —Acts 26:16 The vision Paul had on the road to Damascus was not a passing emotional experience, but a vision that had very clear and emphatic directions for him. And Paul stated, "I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision" (Acts 26:15-19). Our Lord said to Paul, in effect, "Your whole life is to be overpowered or subdued by Me; you are to have no end, no aim, and no purpose but Mine." And the Lord also says to us, "You did not choose...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [January 23, 2007]

    01/23/2007 2:56:18 AM PST · by .30Carbine · 55 replies · 290+ views
    Transformed by Beholding " We all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image. . . " —2 Corinthians 3:18 The greatest characteristic a Christian can exhibit is this completely unveiled openness before God, which allows that person’s life to become a mirror for others. When the Spirit fills us, we are transformed, and by beholding God we become mirrors. You can always tell when someone has been beholding the glory of the Lord, because your inner spirit senses that he mirrors the Lord’s own character. Beware...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [January 22, 2007]

    01/22/2007 3:10:15 AM PST · by .30Carbine · 33 replies · 235+ views
    Am I Looking To God? " Look to Me, and be saved . . . " —Isaiah 45:22 Do we expect God to come to us with His blessings and save us? He says, "Look to Me, and be saved . . . ." The greatest difficulty spiritually is to concentrate on God, and His blessings are what make it so difficult. Troubles almost always make us look to God, but His blessings tend to divert our attention elsewhere. The basic lesson of the Sermon on the Mount is to narrow all your interests until your mind, heart, and...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [January 21, 2007]

    01/21/2007 3:26:40 AM PST · by .30Carbine · 39 replies · 286+ views
    Recall What God Remembers " Thus says the Lord: ’I remember . . . the kindness of your youth . . .’ " —Jeremiah 2:2 Am I as spontaneously kind to God as I used to be, or am I only expecting God to be kind to me? Does everything in my life fill His heart with gladness, or do I constantly complain because things don’t seem to be going my way? A person who has forgotten what God treasures will not be filled with joy. It is wonderful to remember that Jesus Christ has needs which we can...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [January 20, 2007]

    01/20/2007 3:35:11 AM PST · by .30Carbine · 18 replies · 188+ views
    Are You Fresh for Everything? " Jesus answered and said to him, ’Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God’ " —John 3:3 Sometimes we are fresh and eager to attend a prayer meeting, but do we feel that same freshness for such mundane tasks as polishing shoes? Being born again by the Spirit is an unmistakable work of God, as mysterious as the wind, and as surprising as God Himself. We don’t know where it begins— it is hidden away in the depths of our soul. Being born...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [January 19, 2007]

    01/19/2007 3:20:56 AM PST · by .30Carbine · 106 replies · 678+ views
    Vision and Darkness " When the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold, horror and great darkness fell upon him " —Genesis 15:12 Whenever God gives a vision to a Christian, it is as if He puts him in "the shadow of His hand" (Isaiah 49:2). The saint’s duty is to be still and listen. There is a "darkness" that comes from too much light - that is the time to listen. The story of Abram and Hagar in Genesis 16 is an excellent example of listening to so-called good advice during a time...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [January 18, 2007]

    01/18/2007 3:09:30 AM PST · by .30Carbine · 7 replies · 153+ views
    "It Is the Lord!" " Thomas answered and said to Him, ’My Lord and my God!’ " —John 20:28 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...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [January 17, 2007]

    01/17/2007 2:21:11 AM PST · by .30Carbine · 11 replies · 127+ views
    The Call of the Natural Life " When it pleased God . . . to reveal His Son in me. . . " —Galatians 1:15-16 The call of God is not a call to serve Him in any particular way. My contact with the nature of God will shape my understanding of His call and will help me realize what I truly desire to do for Him. The call of God is an expression of His nature; the service which results in my life is suited to me and is an expression of my nature. The call of the...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [January 16, 2007]

    01/16/2007 3:19:22 AM PST · by .30Carbine · 11 replies · 150+ views
    The Voice of the Nature of God " I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: ’Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?’ " —Isaiah 6:8 When we talk about the call of God, we often forget the most important thing, namely, the nature of Him who calls. There are many things calling each of us today. Some of these calls will be answered, and others will not even be heard. The call is the expression of the nature of the One who calls, and we can only recognize the call if that same nature is...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [January 15, 2007]

    01/15/2007 3:30:11 AM PST · by .30Carbine · 13 replies · 180+ views
    Do You Walk In White? " We were buried with Him . . . that just as Christ was raised from the dead . . . even so we also should walk in newness of life. " —Romans 6:4 No one experiences complete sanctification without going through a "white funeral"— the burial of the old life. If there has never been this crucial moment of change through death, sanctification will never be more than an elusive dream. There must be a "white funeral," a death with only one resurrection— a resurrection into the life of Jesus Christ. Nothing can...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [January 14, 2007]

    01/14/2007 3:31:53 AM PST · by .30Carbine · 15 replies · 191+ views
    Called By God " I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: ’Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?’ Then I said, ’Here am I! Send me.’ " —Isaiah 6:8 God did not direct His call to Isaiah— Isaiah overheard God saying, ". . . who will go for Us?" The call of God is not just for a select few but for everyone. Whether I hear God’s call or not depends on the condition of my ears, and exactly what I hear depends upon my spiritual attitude. "Many are called, but few are chosen" (Matthew...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [January 13, 2007]

    01/13/2007 3:37:31 AM PST · by .30Carbine · 8 replies · 192+ views
    Have You Ever Been Alone with God? (2) " When He was alone . . . the twelve asked Him about the parable " —Mark 4:10 His Solitude with Us. When God gets us alone through suffering, heartbreak, temptation, disappointment, sickness, or by thwarted desires, a broken friendship, or a new friendship— when He gets us absolutely alone, and we are totally speechless, unable to ask even one question, then He begins to teach us. Notice Jesus Christ’s training of the Twelve. It was the disciples, not the crowd outside, who were confused. His disciples constantly asked Him questions,...