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Come. That’s It.

March 8, 2016
Stirring the Pot

The questions that matter in life are remarkably few and they are all answered by the words: “Come unto Me.” Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest

Come. That’s it. Jesus said, “Come unto Me, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28. The ultimate invitation from the Ultimate Host.

I’ve been feeling a little tense. A lot in my brain, on my calendar, on my plate. I told a friend once, “I don’t have a full plate–I have a full platter, and things are  beginning to fall off in small little crashes.” Small crashes lead to big messes. Yikes.

Fruit Chip Bread

Yep. Ready to drop.

The best thing about a full plate/platter/brain/schedule is that it makes me come better as in:

“Come unto Me and I will clear your plate of all that’s not really important.”

The questions that matter in life are remarkably few.

come unto Me

I lean in better when I get a little nervous or outright terrified. I don’t like being nervous or even slightly terrified. But the lean-in results are good.

 

I love the Puritan prayer from Valley of Vision – the Puritans knew how to pray:

My dear Lord, I depend wholly upon Thee, wean me from all other dependences.

We don’t know what’s ahead. We’re not wired for foreknowlege. God’s got a corner on the future. It’s a given. The good news? He’s got me in the palm of His hand.

I keep my eyes always on the LORD. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Psalm 16:8

I don’t think I can say always. I don’t always keep my eyes on the Lord. I’d like to. I’d like to say I’m learning to.

Note. It didn’t say: I will not feel shaken. I may still hear small crashes. But Jesus invited me. He said, “Come.” So I will.

I don’t need any more messes. I’ll let God fill me up and arrange my plate. You, too? Let me know how your day goes.

Just come. That’s it.

A reminder of this free printable – click to download – of my favorite Chambers quotes – just for you.

 

Oswald Chambers

 

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5 Comments

  • Reply Mabel Pittman March 9, 2016 at 8:21 am

    Oh, Sue! About 50-60 years ago, Ed gave me a copy of Oswald Chambers MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST devotional. I’ve almost worn out my second copy….each year, I try to get into a different devotional……and I do…..but I find myself picking up that wonderful devotional again and again. I found myself quoting again from it last week when I spoke to teachers and leaders…..with no apologies. How rich this post was today!

  • Reply jwiebel March 10, 2016 at 11:57 am

    Sorry I am leaving a comment here. I couldn’t find an email address. I wanted to let you know that I am grateful for the comment on my site about the spirits you had replied to another person. I found their comment to be spam and when I deleted it, it also deleted your comment. I just wanted to thank you for seeing it and replying in such a sweet and truthful manner.
    Jaime Wiebel from Sitting Among Friends Blog Party

    • Reply Sue March 10, 2016 at 12:47 pm

      Thanks, Jaime – yes, I just wanted to support you as it was weird! better together, sue

  • Reply Horace@pleasingtothePotter.com March 22, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    Sue, thank you for visiting my blog today and your heartfelt reminder here that Jesus wants us to “come” to Him. For many years I was trying come a little bit but not with my whole heart. I am learning to keep my eyes on Him as things may “crash” around me. The Puritan prayer is poignant and I love the Oswald Chamber quotes too especially #’s 2 and 12. it was a pleasure to “meet you” today. Have a blessed Easter weekend and may God continue to richly bless you and yours in all you endeavors!

    • Reply Sue March 28, 2016 at 1:27 pm

      thanks and same to you!

    I do talk to myself (a lot) — but I’d love to hear what you might have to say HERE: