What God calls us to cannot be definitely stated, because His call is simply to be His friend to accomplish His own purposes. Our real test is in truly believing that God knows what He desires. The things that happen do not happen by chance—they happen entirely by the decree of God. God is sovereignly working out His own purposes. —Oswald Chambers
I have found that when I have my own goals and purposes in mind, life seems out of control, rapidly paced and rarely restful–not to mention, I’m easily let down or discouraged when things don’t go as I planned. Is it possible that the reason for that is because I’m not being a very good friend to God, I’m not walking with Him or even sitting with Him enough? Could I be filling my time with “useful branches” of work or even relationships–branches that He has to “cut off” in order to make a place for Himself? He is another thought from O.C. that struck home today and really influenced this doodle,
If we have a purpose of our own, it destroys the simplicity and the calm, relaxed pace which should be characteristic of the Children of God.
P.S. This doodle is posting a day late–sorry. This is for August 5, 2015.