Trusting the Sovereignty of
we know that all things work together for good to
them that love God."
only the loyal soul who believes that God engineers
circumstances. We take such liberties with our
circumstances, we do not believe God engineers them,
although we say we do; we treat the things that
happen as if they were engineered by men.
"To be faithful in every circumstance means that we
have only one loyalty, and that is to our Lord.
Suddenly God breaks up a particular set of
circumstances, and the realization comes that we
have been disloyal to Him by not recognizing that He
had organized them. We never saw what He was after,
and that particular thing will never be repeated all
the days of our life. The test of loyalty always
comes just there. If we learn to worship God in the
trying circumstances, He will alter them in two
seconds when He chooses.....
"We will be loyal to work, to service, to anything,
but do not ask us to be loyal to Jesus Christ....
Our Lord is dethroned more emphatically by Christian
workers than by the world. God is made a machine for
blessing men, and Jesus Christ is made a Worker
"The idea is not that we do work for God, but that we
are so loyal to Him that He can do His work through
us—‘I reckon on you for extreme service, with no
complaining on your part and no explanation on
Mine.’ God wants to use us as He used His own Son.
Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest , December 18
"God, who made the world and everything in it...
is Lord of heaven and earth.... He gives to
all life, breath, and all things. ...
[I]in Him we live and move and have our
being." Acts 17:23-26, 28
... let us lay
aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let
us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking
unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the
joy that was set before Him endured the cross..." Hebrews 12:1-2