Oswald Chambers was a Scottish Baptist evangelist and teacher, associated with the Holiness Movement.
Born in Aberdeen, Scotland, he demonstrated deep spirituality and talents in music and art from a young age.
Despite initial pursuits in art, he felt a calling to ministry and eventually taught at Dunoon College. Influenced by Richard Reader Harris and Juji Nakada, he developed an interest in world evangelism.
Chambers founded the Bible Training College in London and served as a YMCA chaplain in Egypt during World War I.
He passed away in 1917 from a pulmonary hemorrhage after an emergency appendectomy.
His wife, Biddy, transcribed and published his talks, the most famous being the daily devotional “My Utmost for His Highest,” which has been translated into 39 languages and remains in print.
I have curated the top quotes by Oswald Chambers.
Top 10 Oswald Chambers Quotes
We are only what we are in the dark; all the rest is reputation. ~ Oswald Chambers.
Forgiveness is the divine miracle of grace. The cost to God was the Cross of Christ. ~ Oswald Chambers.
Worship is giving God the best that He has given you. ~ Oswald Chambers.
The life of faith is not a life of mounting up with wings, but a life of walking and not fainting. ~ Oswald Chambers.
We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties. ~ Oswald Chambers.
Trust God, and do the next thing. ~ Oswald Chambers.
Never say you will pray about a thing; pray about it. ~ Oswald Chambers.
The whole point of getting things done is knowing what to leave undone. ~ Oswald Chambers.
Faith never knows where it is being led, but it loves and knows the One who is leading. ~ Oswald Chambers.
Sincerity means that the appearance and the reality are exactly the same. ~ Oswald Chambers.
Famous Oswald Chambers Quotes
Trust yourself in God’s hands. Maintain your relationship to Jesus Christ by the patience of faith. ‘Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him.’ ~ Oswald Chambers.
If through a broken heart God can bring His purposes to pass in the world, then thank Him for breaking your heart. ~ Oswald Chambers.
Prayer is not a preparation for work, it is work. Prayer is not a preparation for the battle, it is the battle. Prayer is two-fold: definite asking and definite waiting to receive. ~ Oswald Chambers.
Never be hurried out of the relationship of abiding in Him. ~ Oswald Chambers.
Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you may not understand at the time. ~ Oswald Chambers.
The true expression of Christian character is not in good-doing but in God-likeness. ~ Oswald Chambers.
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.
Perseverance is more than endurance. It is endurance combined with absolute assurance and certainty that what we are looking for is going to happen. ~ Oswald Chambers.
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.
God is the Great Engineer, creating circumstances to bring about moments in our lives of divine importance, leading us to divine appointments. ~ Oswald Chambers.
Prayer does not fit us for the greater work; prayer is the greater work. ~ Oswald Chambers.
We never enter the Kingdom of God by having our head questions answered, but only by commitment. ~ Oswald Chambers.
We tend to use prayer as a last resort, but God wants it to be our first line of defense. ~ Oswald Chambers.
The real business of your life as a saved soul is intercessory prayer. ~ Oswald Chambers.
Best Oswald Chambers Quotes
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations. ~ Oswald Chambers.
A life of intimacy with God is characterized by joy. ~ Oswald Chambers.
Every element of our own self-reliance must be put to death by the power of God. ~ Oswald Chambers.
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.
No healthy Christian ever chooses suffering; he chooses God’s will, as Jesus did, whether it means suffering or not. ~ Oswald Chambers.
When we no longer seek God for His blessings, we have time to seek Him for Himself. ~ Oswald Chambers.
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.
We tend to set up success in Christian work as our purpose, but our purpose should be to display the glory of God in human life, to live a life hidden with Christ in God” in our everyday human conditions. ~ Oswald Chambers.
Holiness, not happiness, is the chief end of man. ~ Oswald Chambers.
We can all see God in exceptional things, but it requires the culture of spiritual discipline to see God in every detail. ~ Oswald Chambers.
Popular Oswald Chambers Quotes
When you are in the dark, listen, and God will give you a very precious message. ~ Oswald Chambers.
God is my Father, He loves me, I shall never think of anything He will forget. Why should I worry? ~ Oswald Chambers.
Prayer is the vital breath of the Christian; not the thing that makes him alive, but the evidence that he is alive. ~ Oswald Chambers.
If I obey Jesus Christ, the redemption of God will flow through me to the lives of others, because behind the deed of obedience is the reality of Almighty God. ~ Oswald Chambers.
There is no condition of life in which we cannot abide in Jesus. ~ Oswald Chambers.
The love of God is not created- it is His nature. ~ Oswald Chambers.
Measure your growth in grace by your sensitiveness to sin. ~ Oswald Chambers.
One of the greatest strains in life is the strain of waiting for God. ~ Oswald Chambers.
Wise Oswald Chambers Quotes
Before God can use a man greatly he must wound him deeply. ~ Oswald Chambers.
The Sermon on the Mount is not a set of principles to be obeyed apart from identification with Jesus Christ. 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.
God does not give us overcoming life; He gives us life as we overcome. ~ Oswald Chambers.
An unguarded strength is a double weakness. ~ Oswald Chambers.
All our fret and worry is caused by calculating without God. ~ Oswald Chambers.
You will never cease to be the most amazed person on earth at what God has done for you on the inside. ~ Oswald Chambers.
Not every man can carry a full cup. Sudden elevation frequently leads to pride and a fall. The most exacting test of all to survive is prosperity. ~ Oswald Chambers.
There is nothing attractive about the gospel to the natural man; the only man who finds the gospel attractive is the man who is convicted of sin. ~ Oswald Chambers.
Religious Oswald Chambers Quotes
God does not exist to answer our prayers, but by our prayers we come to discern the mind of God. ~ Oswald Chambers.
Sanctification means more than being freed from sin. It means the deliberate commitment of myself to the God of my salvation, and being willing to pay whatever it may cost. ~ Oswald Chambers.
When Jesus Christ shed his blood on the cross, it was not the blood of a martyr; or the blood of one man for another; it was the life of God poured out to redeem the world. ~ Oswald Chambers.
Prayer imparts the power to walk and not faint. ~ Oswald Chambers.
Have you been asking God what He is going to do? He will never tell you. God does not tell you what He is going to do; He reveals to you Who He is. ~ Oswald Chambers.
Beware of anything that competes with your loyalty to Jesus Christ… ~ Oswald Chambers.
When you fear God you fear nothing else! ~ Oswald Chambers.
The life of Abraham does not stand for the life of a saint but for the life of the Father of a faithful. ~ Oswald Chambers.
God’s silences are His answers. If we only take as answers those that are visible to our senses, we are in a very elementary condition of grace. ~ Oswald Chambers.
Beware of harking back to what you once were when God wants you to be something you have never been. ~ Oswald Chambers.
We look upon prayer as a means of getting things for ourselves; The Bible idea of prayer is that we may get to know God Himself. ~ Oswald Chambers.
Powerful Oswald Chambers Quotes
God speaks in the language you know best – not through your ears, but through your circumstances. ~ Oswald Chambers.
The good is always the enemy of the best. ~ Oswald Chambers.
Seeing is never believing: we interpret what we see in the light of what we believe. Faith is confidence in God before you see God emerging, therefore the nature of faith is that it must be tried. ~ Oswald Chambers.
God never gives us discernment in order that we may criticize, but that we may intercede. ~ Oswald Chambers.
Jesus Christ can afford to be misunderstood; we cannot. Our weakness lies in always wanting to vindicate ourselves. ~ Oswald Chambers.
Don’t forget to pray today because God did not forget to wake you up this morning. ~ Oswald Chambers.
Spiritual maturity is not reached by the passing of the years, but by obedience to the will of God. ~ Oswald Chambers.
Doubt is not always a sign that a man is wrong; it may be a sign that he is thinking. ~ Oswald Chambers.
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.
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