Thursday, May 15, 2014

Gathering in Christ

John 4:4
But He needed to go through Samaria.

One of the great things to notice is that God’s order comes to us in the haphazard. We try to plan our ways and work things out for ourselves, but they go wrong because there are more facts than we know; whereas if we just go on with the days as they come, we find that God’s order comes to us in that apparently haphazard way. The man who does not know God depends entirely on his own wits and forecasting. If, instead of arranging our own programs, we will truly trust to the wisdom of God and concentrate all our efforts on the duty that lies nearest, we shall find that we meet God in that way and in no other.  When we become “amateur providences” and arrange times and meetings, we may cause certain things to happen, but we very rarely meet God in that way; we meet Him most effectively as we go on in the ordinary ways. Where you look for God, He does not appear; where you do not look for Him, there He is – a trick of the weather, a letter, and suddenly you are face-to-face with the best thing you ever met. This comes out through the life of Jesus Christ; it was the most natural thing for Him to go through Samaria.

Excerpts from Oswald Chambers
Daily Devotional Bible, Reading 135 (5/15)
From He Shall Glorify

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