A New Year Begins

Here’s a reading from a man called Oswald Chambers who wrote this in the 1920’s in this book – My Utmost for His Highest.

” If you cannot express yourself on any subject, struggle until you can. If you do not, someone will be poorer all the days of his life. Struggle to re-express some truth of God to yourself, and God will use that expression to someone else.

Go through the winepress of God, where grapes are crushed. You must struggle to get expression experimentally, then there will come a time when that expression will become the very wine of strengthening to someone else. But if you lazily say –  “I am not going to struggle to express this for myself, I will borrow what I say” (or remain silent), the expression will not only be of no use to you, but of no use to anyone. Try to re-state to yourself what you implicitly feel to be God’s truth, and you give God a chance to pass it on to someone else through you.

Always make a practice of provoking your own mind to think out what it accepts easily. Our position is not our own until we make it ours by suffering. The author who benefits you is not one who tells you something you did not know before, but the one who gives expression to the truth that has been struggling for utterance in you.”

So as a new year begins, may there be many struggles and experiments in expression, articulation and …. blogging!

Happy New Year!

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