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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One comment

  1. I can really identify with that. It is the ordinary things that test and prove us. So often it is in the ordinary that we forget to pray.
    Saints wash up and clear tables, mow lawns and do paperwork by the grace of God!


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