I decided to start reading Oswald Chambers’ My Utmost for His Highest daily devotionals again. I haven’t really read Chambers since my college days. At the time, Chambers’ words often felt too heady and demanding. I often read his entries and felt more discouraged than encouraged. I was young in my faith and didn’t know how to apply half of what Chambers’ wrote. But lately, I’ve found great delight in the wisdom I’m reading now 30 years later. Timing is everything.
I loved the entry this morning:
“We can all see God in exceptional things, but it requires the growth of spiritual discipline to see God in every detail. Never believe that the so-called random events of life are anything less than God’s appointed order. Be ready to discover His divine designs anywhere and everywhere.”
Life feels more adventurous and supernatural when I stand ready to discover divine designs around me. I look for evidence of God’s love and provision and His arranging of details to send me where I might bless or to send others to bless me. I look for lessons to learn. I look for how a situation drives me into prayer and dependence on God. I no longer see anything as random or out-of-control. I see the day’s unfolding according to God’s appointed order. What a comfort! What a beautiful life!
I look for divine designs.