Motivational Oswald Chambers Quotes On Prayer, Faith, Fear

Oswald Chambers was an early-twentieth-century Scottish Baptist and Holiness Movement evangelist and teacher, best known for the devotional My Utmost for His Highest. This Oswald Chambers Quotes on worship, love, prayer, etc will motivate you.

Best Oswald Chambers Quotes

  1. If you are going to be used by God, He will take you through a number of experiences that are not meant for you personally at all. They are designed to make you useful in His hands and to enable you to understand what takes place in the lives of others. ~ Oswald Chambers
  2. 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, Oswald Chambers quotes on fear
  3. We are not responsible for the circumstances we are in, but we are responsible for the way we allow those circumstances to affect us; we can either allow them to get on top of us or we can allow them to transform us into what God wants us to be. ~ Oswald Chambers
  4. The great thing about faith in God is that it keeps a man undisturbed in the midst of disturbance. ~ Oswald Chambers
  5. We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties. ~ Oswald Chambers

  6. The Sermon on the Mount is not a set of principles to be obeyed apart from identification with Jesus Christ. ~ Oswald Chambers
  7. The Sermon on the Mount is a statement of the life we will live when the Holy Spirit is getting his way with us. ~ Oswald Chambers
  8. Solitude with God repairs the damage done by the fret and noise and clamour of the world. ~ Oswald Chambers
  9. God never forces a person’s will into surrender, and He never begs. He patiently waits until that person willingly yields to Him. True surrender is a matter of being ‘united together [with Jesus] in the likeness of His death’ (Romans 6:5) until nothing ever appeals to you that did not appeal to Him. And after you surrender–then what? Your entire life should be characterized by an eagerness to maintain unbroken fellowship and oneness with God. ~ Oswald Chambers
  10. We pray when there’s nothing else we can do; Jesus wants us to pray before we do anything at all. ~ Oswald Chambers

  11. Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you cannot understand at the time. ~ Oswald Chambers, Oswald Chambers quotes on faith
  12. When God gets us alone through suffering, heartbreak, temptation, disappointment, sickness, or by thwarted friendship – when He gets us absolutely alone, and we are totally speechless, unable to ask even one question, then He begins to teach us. ~ Oswald Chambers
  13. God is not concerned about our plans; He doesn’t ask, “Do you want to go through this loss of a loved one, this difficulty, or this defeat?” No, He allows these things for His own purpose. The things we are going through are either making us sweeter, better, and nobler men and women, or they are making us more critical and fault-finding, and more insistent on our own way. The things that happen either make us evil or they make us more saintly, depending entirely on our relationship with God and its level of intimacy. ~ Oswald Chambers
  14. You can never argue anyone into the Kingdom of Heaven, you cannot argue anyone anywhere. The only result of arguing is to prove to your own mind that you are right and the other fellow wrong. You cannot argue for truth, but immediately Incarnate Truth is presented, a want awakens in the soul which only God can meet. ~ Oswald Chambers
  15. Spiritual maturity is not reached by the passing of the years, but by obedience to the will of God. Some people mature into an understanding of God’s will more quickly than others because they obey more readily; they more readily sacrifice the life of nature to the will of God. ~ Oswald Chambers
  16. When you meet a man or woman who puts Jesus Christ first, knit that one to your soul. ~ Oswald Chambers
  17. The greatest test of a man’s character is his tongue. ~ Oswald Chambers

  18. Jesus Christ reveals, not an embarrassed God, not a confused God, not a God who stands apart from the problems, but One who stands in the thick of the whole thing with man. ~ Oswald Chambers
  19. The expression of Christian character is not good doing, but God-likeness. If the Spirit of God has transformed you within, you will exhibit Divine characteristics in your life, not good human characteristics. God’s life in us expresses itself as God’s life, not as human life trying to be godly. ~ Oswald Chambers
  20. We are not meant to be seen as God’s perfect, bright-shining examples, but to be seen as the everyday essence of ordinary life exhibiting the miracle of His grace. ~ Oswald Chambers
  21. We are uncertain of the next step, but we are certain of God. Immediately we abandon to God and do the duty that lies nearest, and He packs our life with surprises all the time… Leave the whole thing to Him, it is gloriously uncertain how He will come in, but He will come. ~ Oswald Chambers Quotes
  22. The Christian who is truly intimate with Jesus will never draw attention to himself but will only show the evidence of a life where Jesus is completely in control. This is the outcome of allowing Jesus to satisfy every area of life to its depth. The picture resulting from such a life is that of the strong, calm balance that our Lord gives to those who are intimate with Him. ~ Oswald Chambers
  23. The busyness of things obscures our concentration on God … Never let a hurried lifestyle disturb the relationship of abiding in Him. This is an easy thing to allow, but we must guard against it. ~ Oswald Chambers
  24. All our fret and worry is caused by calculating without God. ~ Oswald Chambers

  25. The real test of a saint is not one’s willingness to preach the gospel, but one’s willingness to do something like washing the disciples’ feet – that is, being willing to do those things that seem unimportant in human estimation but count as everything to God. ~ Oswald Chambers
  26. Never focus your eyes on the obstacle or the difficulty. The obstacle will be a matter of total indifference to the river that will flow steadily through you if you will simply remember to stay focused on the Source. ~ Oswald Chambers
  27. It is easy to say we believe in God as long as we remain in the little world we choose to live in; but get out into the great world of facts, the noisy world where people are absolutely indifferent to you, where your message is nothing more than a crazy tale belonging to a bygone age, can you believe God there? ~ Oswald Chambers
  28. Some prayers are followed by silence (from God) because they are wrong, others because they are bigger than one can understand. It will be a wonderful moment for some of us when we stand before God and find that the prayers we clamored for in the early days and imagined were never answered, have been answered in the most amazing way, and that God’s silence has been the sign of the answer. ~ Oswald Chambers
  29. For understanding in spiritual matters, the golden rule is not intellect but obedience. ~ Oswald Chambers

  30. When we preach the love of God there is a danger of forgetting that the Bible reveals not first the love of God but the intense, blazing holiness of God, with His love at the center of that holiness. ~ Oswald Chambers
  31. God gives us the vision, then he takes us down to the valley to batter us into the shape of the vision, and it is in the valley that so many of us faint and give way. Every vision will be made real if we will have patience. ~ Oswald Chambers
  32. Trust no one, not even the finest saint who ever walked this earth, ignore him, if he hinders your sight of Jesus Christ. ~ Oswald Chambers ~ Oswald Chambers
  33. Are you learning to say things after listening to God, or are you saying things and trying to make God’s word fit in? ~ Oswald Chambers
  34. Sanctification is not my idea of what I want God to do for me; sanctification is God’s idea of what He wants to do for me. ~ Oswald Chambers
  35. We impoverish God in our minds when we say there must be answers to our prayers on the material plane; the biggest answers to our prayers are in the realm of the unseen. ~ Oswald Chambers
  36. A life of intimacy with God is characterized by joy. ~ Oswald Chambers

  37. We tend to use prayer as a last resort, but God wants it to be our first line of defense. We pray when there’s nothing else we can do, but God wants us to pray before we do anything at all. Most of us would prefer, however, to spend our time doing something that will get immediate results. We don’t want to wait for God to resolve matters in His good time because His idea of ‘good time’ is seldom in sync with ours. ~ Oswald Chambers Quotes
  38. God never gives us discernment in order that we may criticize, but that we may intercede. ~ Oswald Chambers
    We look upon prayer simply as a means of getting things for ourselves, but the biblical purpose of prayer is that we may get to know God Himself. ~ Oswald Chambers
  39. The moment we recognize our complete weakness and our dependence upon Him will be the very moment that the Spirit of God will exhibit His power. ~ Oswald Chambers
  40. At times God puts us through the discipline of darkness to teach us to heed Him. Songbirds are taught to sing in the dark, and we are put into the shadow of God’s hand until we learn to hear Him…Watch where God puts you into darkness, and when you are there keep your mouth shut. Are you in the dark just now in your circumstances, or in your life with God? Then remain quiet…When you are in the dark, listen, and God will give you a very precious message for someone else when you get into the light. ~ Oswald Chambers
  41. Leave the Irreparable Past in His hands, and step out into the Irresistible Future with Him. ~ Oswald Chambers

  42. If my ruling disposition is self-interest, I perceive that everything that happens to me is always for or against my self-interest; if, on the other hand, my ruling disposition is obedience to God, I perceive Him to be at work for my perfecting in everything that happens to me. ~ Oswald Chambers
  43. When a man’s heart is right with God the mysterious utterances of the Bible are spirit and life to him. Spiritual truth is discernible only to a pure heart, not to a keen intellect. It is not a question of profundity of intellect, but of purity of heart. ~ Oswald Chambers
  44. Don’t plan without God. God seems to have a delightful way of upsetting the plans we have made when we have not taken Him into account. ~ Oswald Chambers
  45. The greatest test of Christianity is the wear and tear of daily life; it is like the shining of silver: the more it is rubbed the brighter it grows. ~ Oswald Chambers
  46. Spiritual lust–‘I must have it at once’–causes me to demand an answer from God, instead of seeking God himself who gives the answer. Is today ‘the third day’ and He has still not done what I expected? Whenever we insist that God should give us an answer to prayer we are off track. The purpose of prayer is that we get ahold of God, not of the answer. ~ Oswald Chambers, Oswald Chambers quotes on prayer

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