Wednesday, January 2, 2013

a timely reminder provided

My Utmost for His Highest was faithful to remind Team Van Voorst this morning that the reason we are leaving is to know God and to serve Him with our lives and livelihoods. Unlike Abraham, we know where we are planning to go.  Yet we do not know what life will look like when we get there. Like Abraham, we are following where God leads unsure of everything other than knowing it is with Him we go.

As it turns out, worrying is not even for the birds.

But Chambers' words are not just for those packing up and moving; they are for each one of us who call upon Christ. Strictly speaking, "going out" does not necessitate a change in geographical location, but a heart obedient and dependent upon God.  That can be done from anywhere. 

For the glory of Jesus, may it be so for each and every one of us who call upon Him by faith.

"He went out, not knowing where he was going" —Hebrews 11:8

Have you ever “gone out” in this way? If so, there is no logical answer possible when anyone asks you what you are doing. One of the most difficult questions to answer in Christian work is, “What do you expect to do?”You don’t know what you are going to do. The only thing you know is that God knows what He is doing. Continually examine your attitude toward God to see if you are willing to “go out” in every area of your life, trusting in God entirely. It is this attitude that keeps you in constant wonder, because you don’t know what God is going to do next. Each morning as you wake, there is a new opportunity to “go out,” building your confidence in God. “. . . do not worry about your life . . . nor about the body . . .” (Luke 12:22). In other words, don’t worry about the things that concerned you before you did “go out.”

Have you been asking God what He is going to do? He will never tell you. God does not tell you what He is going to do— He reveals to you who He is. Do you believe in a miracle-working God, and will you “go out” in complete surrender to Him until you are not surprised one iota by anything He does?

Believe God is always the God you know Him to be when you are nearest to Him. Then think how unnecessary and disrespectful worry is! Let the attitude of your life be a continual willingness to “go out” in dependence upon God, and your life will have a sacred and inexpressible charm about it that is very satisfying to Jesus. You must learn to “go out” through your convictions, creeds, or experiences until you come to the point in your faith where there is nothing between yourself and God.


  1. I like this. it's encouraging. also, I love the layout.

    1. thank you sis.
      i appreciate you affirming me.
      i love that we love Jesus.
      thanks for encouraging me to do so more and more.