Oswald Chambers said,"So often we mar God's designed influence through us by our self-conscious efforts to be consistent and useful. Jesus says there is only one way to develop spiritually, and that is by concentration on God. "Do not bother being of use to others, believe on ME"---pay attention to the Source, and out of you will flow Living Waters. Our heavenly Father knows the circumstances we are in, and if we keep concentrated on HIM we will grow spiritually as the lilies. The people who influence us the most are not those who buttonhole us and talk to us, but those who live their lives like the stars in the heaven and the lilies of the field, PERFECTLY SIMPLY and UNAFFECTEDLY. These are the lives that MOLD us. If you want to be of use to God, get rightly related to Jesus Christ and He will make you of use unconsciously every minute you live." May I give up my vain attempts to control my life, my trying so hard to be consistent and useful that I am useless! To let God be my focus....my life, His Way. I want to live my spiritual life to be like this lily as Jesus said in Matthew 6:28 "Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these."
"Consider the lilies..." Matthew 6:28 Photo courtesy of Rachel Ann