There’s this fantastic devotional that I’m working through right now called My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers. It’s very short, less than 1 page for each day, but each line is ridiculously insightful and very practical. Highly recommend it. That being said, I just wanted to share a few passages that have stuck out for me.
“Which are the people who have influenced us most? Not the ones who thought they did, but those who had not the remotest notion they were influencing us. In the Christian life, the implicit is never conscious. If it is, it ceases to have the unaffected loveliness which is the characteristic of the touch of Jesus.”
This is beautiful because when you are so lost in Christ, the love of Jesus just flows so naturally.
“Are you so identified with the Lord’s life that you are simply a child of God, continually talking to Him and realizing that all things come from His hand?”
Something that I need to work on, having that constant back and forward with Christ throughout the day.
“It is so much easier to do something than to trust in God. We mistake panic for inspiration. That is why there are so few fellow workers with God and so many workers for Him.”
This so applies to me because I like to get things done. I like to be productive and do things. But sometimes you aren’t supposed to do anything, just trust in God, and yes, that is extremely hard.
“It is inbred in us that we have to do exceptional things for God; but we have not. We have to be exceptional in the ordinary things.”
Even in the everyday ordinary things we can shine for Christ.
“Prayer does not fit us for the great work: prayer is the great work. We think of prayer as a common sense exercise of our higher powers in order to prepare us for God’s work. In the teaching of Jesus Christ, prayer is the working of the miracle of Redemption in others by the power of God.”
Anyways, those are just a few snippets from Mr. Chambers. I could probably blog for days about all the insights he has to offer!