“But he who unites himself with the Lord is one with Him in spirit.”
-1 Corinthians 6:17
Today as I reading a devotion written by Oswald Chambers, who by the way is one of my faves. As I got to the end of the final paragraph I was taken off of the path that I’d originally embarked upon. You see this particular devotional reading was entitled,
“The Bewildering Call of God”. The fundamental lesson to be gleaned is that oftentimes what God calls us to do may seem disastrous and “Bewildering” to a lost and dying world, yet to those who are one with God in Christ it is triumphant victory. That lesson I understood and received in full. Yet as I continued to read, the last sentences of the final paragraph just stuck out… they seemed highlighted to me.
As I read these words, I thought to myself… and this is what it means to walk on water:
“If we are in fellowship and oneness with God and recognize that He is taking us into His purposes, then we will no longer strive to find out what His purposes are. As we grow in the Christian life, it becomes simpler to us, because we are less inclined to say, “I wonder why God allowed this or that?” And we begin to see that the compelling purpose of God lies behind everything in life, and that God is divinely shaping us into oneness with that purpose. A Christian is someone who trusts in the knowledge and the wisdom of God, not in his own abilities. 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.” ~Oswald Chambers
I felt like David when he declared, “Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain” -Psalm 139:6