Quote Of The Day: Oswald Chambers

From Valuing the ordinary – an extract from Vicky Calver’s book Illusions Of Grandeur comes this quote from Oswald Chambers’ My Utmost For His Highest (October 21st reading):

We do not need the grace of God to withstand crises – human nature and pride are sufficient for us to face the stress and strain magnificently. But it does require the grace of God to live twenty-four hours of every day as a saint, going through drudgery, and living an ordinary, unnoticed, and ignored existence as a disciple of Jesus.

It is ingrained in us that we have to do exceptional things for God – but we do not. We have to be exceptional in the ordinary things of life, and holy on the ordinary streets, among ordinary people – and this is not learned in five minutes.

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