One of the worst traps a Christian worker can fall into is to become obsessed with his own exceptional moments of inspiration. When the Spirit of God gives you a time of inspiration and insight, you tend to say, “Now that I’ve experienced this moment, I will always be like this for God.” No, you will not, and God will make sure of that. Those times are entirely the gift of God. You cannot give them to yourself when you choose. If you say you will only be at your best for God, as during those exceptional times, you actually become an intolerable burden on Him. You will never do anything unless God keeps you consciously aware of His inspiration to you at all times. If you make a god out of your best moments, you will find that God will fade out of your life, never to return until you are obedient in the work He has placed closest to you, and until you have learned not to be obsessed with those exceptional moments He has given you.


Journal DJR
Good Morning Lord,
Many years ago I wrote a quote in my Bible that seems to apply here… Don’t doubt in the dark what you’ve seen in the light. What Chambers adds is the negative side of that… Don’t doubt, but also don’t expect or demand to live on those mountain tops. And if we do expect or demand to live in that rarified atmosphere, we are setting ourselves up for disillusionment.

It’s true that life will bring ups and downs. But another phrase that I’ve heard you saying … that “you have to take your own party with you” If you carry that to it’s conclusion, you can always have the effects of what you saw on the mountain…. even when you are in the valley. Faith, Hope, and Love can be built on Mountain tops. If they are real, and not subverted by the carnal expectations that Chambers mentions, and if they are cultivated by continuing with me and all the other things I’ve been teaching you…they will stand strong and carry you thru the storms of life that will surely come.