A Table in the Wilderness: Daily Devotions from Watchman Nee
Wonder and gratitude have a high place in these 365 daily meditations, which are drawn from the author's widely varied ministry in China and beyond. In addition to much fresh material from private sources, A Table in the Wilderness includes some extracts from earlier published books and booklets. These rich devotions will draw you again and again to a fresh response to God's superlative grace in the gift to us of His Son, Jesus Christ.
From January 1 devotional:
"Surely the one fundamental need in our life and service for God is the blessing of God upon it. No other need exists. What do we mean by blessing? Blessing is the working of God where there is nothing to account for His working. For instance, you calculate that a dollar should buy a dollarsworth. But if you have not paid your dollar, and God has given you ten thousand dollarsworth, then you have no basis for your calculations. When five loaves provide food for five thousand and leave twelve baskets of fragments—when, that is to say, the fruit of our service is out of all proportion to the gifts we possess—that is blessing. Or, to be rather extreme, when, taking account of our failures and weaknesses, there should be no fruit at all from our labors, and still there is fruit—that is blessing. Blessing is fruit all out of relation to what we are—results that are not just the working of cause and effect. Blessing comes when God works wholly beyond our reckoning, for His name's sake."
Watchman Nee, A Table in the Wilderness
Posted by from Dana Point, CA on 17th Mar 2013
Table Indeed! Watchman Nee is the best. He is so good at making the word accessible and understandable. Based on Psalm 23, Pastor Nee expounds on how God prepares a table for us (even in the midst of our enemies). To me it's a must read.
Posted by from Santee, CA on 16th Mar 2013
5 stars is not enough! This is a wonderful book. Written in daily format, God seems to speak to me through this book each day as I read it and re-read it year after year. Another book, just as good in daily meditation format is A Joyful Heart.