Thursday, 3 January 2013

A Watchman Nee Nugget

"Be very careful, then, how you live - not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil." (Ephesians 5: 15-16; NIV)

Recently I rediscovered an old daily devotional book tucked away high on one of my book shelves. It's by Watchman Nee and is called, "A Table in the Wilderness." (Apparently it is still in print).

If you are not familiar with Watchman Nee, here is a nugget to tempt you into discovering him. My copy of this book is old, tattered and worn, and several of the pages are loose and falling out. I guess that is a sign of a well-read book.

Here is today's selection. May it be as much of a blessing to you as it was to me.
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In God's appointed course for you, it may be that today was to have been the greatest day of your life; yet you would let it slip as if it were any other day. The man whose today is like his yesterday lacks a sense of God's timings. No servant of the Lord should be content with present attainment; for to be satisfied with what is, is to be a loser of opportunities. 
Let us suppose that on January 3rd the Lord puts it into my heart to go and seek out a certain person who, in His providence, is destined to become five years hence a mighty instrument in His hands for the salvation of souls. To obey may be the greatest single act of service in my life. But suppose on this day I am afraid of the cold, or something equally trivial, and I do not go. I have let slip an opportunity, and perhaps lost thereby a powerful instrument for God. And the trouble is, such occasions do not wait for us. They pass swiftly by. So when God moves, let us move with Him. No divinely set opportunity must elude us. 
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Is God sending YOU to speak to someone today? Will you be obedient? Peace.

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