Which one of you would give your child a scorpion if the child asked for an egg? As bad as you are, , you still know how to give good gifts to your children. But your heavenly father is evn more ready to give the Holy Spirit to anyone who asks
Luke 11. 12 - 13
Oswald Chambers wrote one of Christianity 's greatest books . but he never know it.
He had early displayed the gifts of an artist , and with his scholarship his future seemed assured to any of the leading art centers Of Europe . But being win to Christ by Charles Sturgeon , he instead enrolled in Dunoon Bible Training College, telling his family . " Do not be sorry that I cannot go for a university curriculum, maybe I shall be best without it." He further explained in his dairy : I will to the limit of my power educate myself for his sake.From my childhood the persuasion has been that of work strange and great , an experience deep and peculiar.
While at Dunoon Chambers heard Dr. E. F. Meyer speak about the Holy Spirit. He returned to his room feeling he know nothing of spiritual power and he was miserable . " Nothing but the grace of God and the kindness of friends kept me out of an asylum.he said. " I know that if which I had was all the Christianity there was, the thing is a fruad".
Then he found a verse of scripture Luke 11.13 " As bad as you are, , you still know how to give good gifts to your children. But your heavenly father is evn more ready to give the Holy Spirit to anyone who asks
I claimed the gift of the Holy Spirit in dogged committal on Luke 11.13 he said. " I had no vision of heaven or angels > I was dry and empty as ever, no power or realization of God. Then I was asked to speak at a meeting and forty souls come to the front ". Chambers had found a power and peace in ministry that impacted the world both during and after his life.
He dead suddenly in Eygpt on November 15, 1917 , while serving British troops World War 1 and was buried in Cairo under a headstone bearing the words of Luke 11.13 Only years later did his widow Gertrude Hobbs compile his manuscript , notes , lectures and sermon into the classic My Utmost For His Highest , a book that challenges Christians to this day.