QUOTES (Oswald Chambers)

Definition of Quote: repeat of words or a text by another person.
Synonyms of Quote: recite, repeat, reproduce, restate, echo, reiterate, excerpt, etc.

These notes are from recovery in AA and/or related 12 step programs.
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We hope you find them helpful.
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God does not tell you what He is going to do; He reveals to you Who He is. You will never cease to be the most amazed person on earth at what God has done for you on the inside. –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
God does not give us overcoming life; He gives us life as we overcome. –Oswald Chambers

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I have never met the man I could despair of after discerning what lies in me apart from the grace of God. – The most important aspect of Recovery (Christianity) is not the work we do but the relationship we maintain with our HP and the surrounding influence and qualities produced by that relationship. –Oswald Chambers

The remarkable thing about God is that when you fear God, you fear nothing else, whereas if you do not fear God, you fear everything else. –Oswald Chambers
Prayer does not fit us for the greater work; prayer is the greater work. –Oswald Chambers

Doubt is not always a sign that a man is wrong; it may be a sign that he is thinking. — The whole point of getting things done is knowing what to leave undone –Oswald Chambers

Prayer is the exercise of drawing on the grace of God. –Oswald Chambers
Let the consequences of your obedience be left up to God. –Oswald Chambers

The best measure of a spiritual life is not its ecstasies but its obedience. –Oswald Chambers

The deadliest Pharisaism today is not hypocrisy, but unconscious unreality. — Leave the broken, irreversible past in God’s hands, and step out into the invincible future with Him. –Oswald Chambers

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If we were never depressed we should not be alive; it is the nature of a crystal never to be depressed. — The degree of panic activity in my life is equal to the degree of my lack of personal spiritual experience. –Oswald Chambers

Take yourself by the scruff of the neck and shake off your incarnate laziness. — The whole meaning of prayer is that we may know God. –Oswald Chambers

God is not preparing you for anything; obedience is its own end in the purpose of God; be faithful to Him. — The more you fulfil yourself, the less you will seek God –Oswald Chambers

Never let the sense of past failure defeat your next step. –Oswald Chambers
The Sermon on the Mount is not a set of rules and regulations—it is a picture of the life we will live when the Holy Spirit is having His unhindered way with us. –Oswald Chambers

If you are faced with the question of whether or not to surrender, make a determination to go on through the crisis, surrendering all that you have and all that you are to Him.
And God will then equip you to do all that He requires of you. –Oswald Chambers

It takes me a long while to realize that God has no respect for anything I bring Him. All He wants from me is unconditional surrender. –Oswald Chambers
If we only give up something to God because we want more back, there is nothing of the Holy Spirit in our abandonment; it is miserable commercial self-interest. –Oswald Chambers

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Oswald Chambers was born in Scotland in 1874, was educated at London’s Royal College of Art and the University of Edinburgh. At the age of 22, he felt that God was calling him to become a minister. After studying and later teaching in a small theological college in Dunoon, he moved into a preaching ministry that spanned Britain, America and Japan.

NB: Quotes are accredited to Oswald Chambers and are contributed by individual program members

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