My Goal is God Himself. . .
At any cost, dear Lord, by any road.
you ... have not withheld your son, your only son — I will bless
you... In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be
blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.” Genesis 22:16
"At any cost . . . by any road" means
submitting to God’s way of bringing us to the goal.
There is no possibility of questioning God when He speaks, if He speaks to
His own nature in me. Prompt obedience is the only result. When Jesus says,
"Come," I simply come; when He says, "Let go," I let go; when
He says, "Trust God in this matter," I trust. This work of obedience
is the evidence that the nature of God is in me....
It is through the discipline of obedience that I get to the place
where Abraham was and I see who God is. God will never be real to me until I
come face to face with Him in Jesus Christ. Then I will know and can boldly
proclaim, "In all the world, my God, there is none but Thee, there is none
The promises of God are of no value to us until, through obedience, we come
to understand the nature of God. We may read some things in the Bible every
day for a year and they may mean nothing to us. Then, because we have been
obedient to God in some small detail, we suddenly see what God means and His
nature is instantly opened up to us...."
Oswald Chambers, My Utmost
for His Highest, November 17
My goal is God
Himself, not joy nor peace;
Nor even blessing,
but Himself, my God.
'Tis His to lead me
there, not mine but His...
At any cost, dear
Lord, by any road.
By Frederick Brook
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