Oswald Chambers: A State of Awareness

September 1

“Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you may not understand at the time.” ~ Oswald Chambers

 Sometimes, it is no small thing to not waste one day overlooking something as simple as a single, beautiful day… it will refresh your soul!

I notice my surroundings and I like what I see. I wonder, is every day this beautiful? Or am I just more aware of all God surrounds me with today? It’s hard to know but I think I know the answer! Still, I love the smell of rain and the light drizzle that cools me off… especially after a particularly hot summer. I relish the slight warming thaw upon a cold and frigid ground on those wintry days. Whatever season I find myself in, I find God there, too. God’s vastness is overwhelming. I appreciate the days that I am able to I feel Him, sense Him and see Him everywhere and in everything.

Defining Love and trying to explain Faith are difficult for a simple man like me. I feel I have a solid, working knowledge of both – at least enough so to be equipped to walk my own path while trying my best to become an expert at both. But explaining either, let alone both combined, well… they remain mysterious to me. But Love and Faith are at home in the mystery of God. Let reason kneel in reverence outside… and while you’re not overthinking too much but instead simply enjoying them both, enjoy the light splash of cooling rain falling on your face. Enjoy the sunshine breaking through the cold and cloudy gray. Just enjoy wherever you find yourself on any given day. He surrounds us… all we need do is simply look around and take notice!

Peace, today. Sean Gutteridge

Today’s Scriptures:

Proverbs 8:34-35

34 Blessed is the one who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting beside my doors.

35 For whoever finds me finds life and obtains favor from the LORD,

 

Psalm 25:1-5

1 To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul.

2 O my God, in you I trust; let me not be put to shame; let not my enemies exult over me.

3 Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame; they shall be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.

4 Make me to know your ways, O LORD; teach me your paths.

5 Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.

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2 thoughts on “Oswald Chambers: A State of Awareness

  1. “Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you may not understand at the time.” ~ Oswald Chambers

    Above is a great definition for faith. God’s thoughts are not our thoughts; His ways are higher than our ways. That is why I tell people that my life is very unplanned.

    The Lord has me hitchhike a lot—have been for the past 19 years. I usually have an idea on what direction I am heading, and if I am going in the wrong direction, the Lord will put a road block in front of me and then I realize I need to go in another direction. It is a life being led by the Holy Ghost every day, putting faith in God everyday.

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