How about we spend a few days reviewing one of my favourite Christian Authors/ encouragers - Oswald Chambers? He was an early-twentieth-century Scottish Baptist evangelist and teacher. He is best known for the daily devotional My Utmost for His Highest - which I LOVE!!!
… whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. (1 Cor 10:31)
He writes,“It’s one thing to go through a crisis grandly, yet quite another to go through every day glorifying God when there is no witness, no limelight, and no one paying even the remotest attention to us.”
Very few of us today don't understand this requirement and seem to have a need to be like the Donkey on Shrek - "look at ME," "see ME," "how wonderful am I?"
He concludes with this, "We want to be able to say, “Oh, I have had a wonderful call from God!” But to do even the most humbling tasks to the glory of God takes the Almighty God Incarnate working in us. To be utterly unnoticeable requires God’s Spirit in us, making us absolutely humanly His. The true test of a saint’s life is not successfulness but faithfulness on the human level of life. 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 (Col 3:3). Our human relationships are the very conditions in which the ideal life of God should be exhibited."
Lord, please help us to accept this awesome revelation into our daily lives.
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