Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Leave Room For God

As servants of God, we must learn to make room for Him-to give God “elbow room.” We plan and figure and predict that this or that will happen, but we forget to make room for God to come in as He chooses. Would we be surprised if God came into our meeting or into our preaching in a way we had never expected Him to come? Do not look for God to come in a particular way, but do look for Him. The way to make room for Him is to expect Him to come, but not in a certain way. No matter how well we may know God, the great lesson to learn is that He may break in at any minute. We tend to overlook this element of surprise, yet God never works in any other way. Suddenly—God meets our life “. . . when it pleased God . . . .”
Keep your life so constantly in touch with God that His surprising power can break through at any point. Live in a constant state of expectancy, and leave room for God to come in as He decides.
[Oswald Chambers]
Galatians 1:15 ... But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace,
1 Corinthians 12:18 ... But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.
Psalm 115:3 ... But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.