God Knows What He Is Doing   1 comment

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My Utmost For His Highest
By Oswald Chambers
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January 2
“Will You Go Out Without Knowing?”
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“He went out, not knowing whither he went.”  Hebrews 11: 8
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“Have you been ‘out’ in this way?  If so, there is no logical statement possible when anyone asks you what you are doing.  One of the difficulties in Christian work is this question—‘What do you expect to do?’  You do not know what you are going to do; the only thing you know is that God knows what He is doing.  Continually revise your attitude towards God entirely.  It is this attitude that keeps you in perpetual wonder—you do not know what God is going to do next.  Each morning you wake it is to be a ‘going out,’ building in confidence on God.  ‘Take no thought for your life, . . . nor yet for your body’—take no thought for the things for which you did take thought before you ‘went out.’”
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A few weeks ago, this guy picked me up outside of Jackson and we talked for a little while and then he asked me, “Do you have any goals?”  I forget what I told him.  I don’t make plans:  the Lord tells me when to go and where to go (the general direction) and then I go.  Yes, I wouldn’t mind getting married, if the Lord gives me a wife.  Yes, I wouldn’t mind hitchhiking no more forever, if it were God’s will.  No, I don’t have any goals:  I am obeying my Father.  He knows how to keep your nose to the grindstone.  My job description:  I have come to do the will of my Father who sent me or I have come to destroy the works of the devil.
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“The only thing you know is that God knows what He is doing.”  Amen.  When I do the will of my Father, things go smoothly, and if I suffer for the Gospel’s sake, there is always peace in my spirit.  Whenever I do my own will–thinking it is God’s will–things go badly and there is no peace in my spirit.  It is such a comfort to know that the Lord has something good set up just around the corner even though I may not be able to see around the corner.
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