Here is another encouraging post from Liz Hulley, a Stoneworks missionary in St. Petersburg —

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Looking back at previous blog posts, I noticed that I often post something from Oswald Chambers in October. I wonder why that is. Perhaps the autumn brings about a kind of desperation that makes me reach for something uplifting.

“The challenge to the missionary does not come on the line that people are difficult to get saved, that backsliders are difficult to reclaim, that there is a wedge of callous indifference; but along the line of his own personal relationship to Jesus Christ.

‘Believe ye that I am able to do this?’ Our Lord puts that question steadily, it faces us in every individual case we meet.

The one great challenge is – Do I know my Risen Lord? Do I know the power of His indwelling Spirit?”*

I don’t have a problem asking myself “What would Jesus do?” I think it is a good idea to follow Christ’s example.

However, we can get into a pattern of striving to make ourselves like Christ, by our own means.

Maybe it’s better to ask ourselves, “Do I trust God in this situation? Have I surrendered this to Him, or am I still trying to do it all myself?”

*Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest -reading for Oct. 27th

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5 Comments to “Challenge”

  1. Candace says:

    Hello Mike,

    I stumbled across your blog tonight while I was searching online for a version of My Utmost for His Highest in Russian. Do you know if one has been published and if so, how to get a hold of a copy? I found this site as well, do you know anything about it? http://www.oswaldchambers.co.u.....tions.html

    Thanks,
    Candace

  2. Mike says:

    Hi Candace, I don’t know about a Russian version. I am not in Russia now but will return next week. I will snoop around and post an answer here if I discover anything.

  3. Elizabeth H. says:

    Candace, the book is called “Все, что могу – во славу Его.” There’s a web version at: http://jesuschrist.ru/daily/chambers/

  4. Mike says:

    Thanks, Liz. Have you seen a printed copy in St. Pete? I haven’t gotten to Slova to check.

  5. Elizabeth H. says:

    I haven’t, has Olga? I’ll try to remember to ask around.