We have a bit of a theme going in our community this month, Rest and Readiness. I for one am trying to get to March with something to spare for the rest of the year!
As part of that endeavour, I’m reading My Utmost for His Highest – it’s only taken me 40 odd years to take the plunge. On January 6, Oswald Chambers writes: ‘The measure of the worth of our public activity for God is the private profound communion we have with Him.’
But he debunks the idea that we have to separate worship, waiting and work. We are often told to put aside time forGod, as if putting aside time is an easy thing in our face paced world. Chambers recommends pitching the tents of our life ‘where we shall always have quiet times with God, however noisy our times with the world may be’. We follow the example of Christ who was ‘unhasting and unresting. It is a discipline, we cannot get into it all at once.’
Mmm, sounds like our idea of rest and readiness… takes a bit of learning but worth the try.