January 25th from My Utmost for His Highest:
"When it pleased God..." (Galatians 1:15)
"As servants of God, we must learn to make room for Him -to give Him 'elbow room.' We plan and figure and predict that this or that will happen, but we forget to make room for God to come in as He chooses.
...The way to make room for Him is to expect Him to come, but not in a certain way. No matter how well we may know God, the great lesson to learn is that He may break in at any minute. We tend to overlook this element of surprise, yet God never works in any other way. Suddenly --God meets our life --'...when it pleased God.'
Keep your life so constantly in touch with God that His surprising power can break through at any point. Live in a constant state of expectancy, and leave room for God to come in as He decides."
-Oswald Chambers (italics Amie Sexton)
God does have ways of surprising us. About the time we think our hands are full, He adds something that is so big we can't even begin to handle it without Him. So, while we thought our plate was overflowing, God decided we have room for more: