My Utmost For His Highest by O. Chambers, my life companion for the last 30 years.
This is an apt description of daily life at the Blessing House. No two days are alike and there are surprises in every day making mincemeat of “well ordered certainty”. Over the years, I have learned to practice the art of “living in the day” as the only way to navigate the Lord’s plan. Staying in “the day” allows me to be present and available whatever the day brings, but it also challenges me to trust God with the responsibility of the future.
Living “BIG” & “BOLD" used to entice me into great plans – all of which collapsed under the weight of my enthusiasm and life’s surprises. I do love to hear the voices of large ideas and lofty goals about the BH and me, but such vision leaves me stunned. As I grow older I have lost an inch in height physically, but spiritually I have lost the nature of the bantam rooster and have become a mother hen who loves her home and all who come to visit. Content in the day, uncertain about what is coming next, I sit in wonder at how God continually provides exceptional people who make things happen without me. This kind of life offers authenticity, community and hospitality into your life and allows you to experience fullness and satisfaction.
I invite you to expand into your day and experience a life of peace and joy leaving the heavy work of worry, cares, of being responsible for everything to the Lord’s leading. This is very counter-cultural and is difficult to learn unless you entrust yourself to the God who has gifted you life. He is a NOW God and as long as I stay in the NOW of gracious uncertainty, all my needs are met and promise and provision are at hand because of a Certain and Sure God.