Some of you know that Oswald Chambers is one of my favorite authors. My little copy of My Utmost for His Highest is tattered and worn from using it many years. I’m still discovering little nuggets of challenging truth as I read through it once again.
This part of the October 21st selection caught my attention.
“Discipleship is built entirely on the supernatural grace of God. Walking on water is easy to someone with impulsive boldness, but walking on dry land as a disciple of Jesus Christ is something altogether different. Peter walked on the water to go to Jesus, but he “followed Him at a distance” on dry land (Mark 14:54). We do not need the grace of God to withstand crises— human nature and pride are sufficient for us to face the stress and strain magnificently. But it does require the supernatural grace of God to live twenty-four hours of every day as a saint, going through drudgery, and living an ordinary, unnoticed, and ignored existence as a disciple of Jesus. It is ingrained in us that we have to do exceptional things for God— but we do not. We have to be exceptional in the ordinary things of life, and holy on the ordinary streets, among ordinary people— and this is not learned in five minutes.” Oswald Chambers
I often fall into thinking that what I do every day is insignificant and unimportant. Do you too?
Whatever the Lord has called you to is anything but insignificant and unimportant!
“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,” Col 3:23
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