Oswald Chamber's, My Utmost for His Highest,
came into my hands, over 20 years ago. This
little book has had the most affect on me
ouside of The Book. This verse became my life's
verse. From page 2 of My Utmost:
WILL YOU GO OUT WITHOUT KNOWING?
"He went out, not knowing whither he went." Hebrews
Have you been "out" in this way? If so, there is no
logical statement possible when anyone asks you what
you are doing. One of the difficulties in Christian
work is this question - "What do you expect to do?"
You do not know what you are going to do; the only
thing you know is that God knows what He is doing.
Continually revise your attitude towards God and see
if it is a going out of everything, trusting in God
entirely. It is this attitude that keeps you in
perpetual wonder - you do not know what God is going
to do next. Each morning you wake it is to be a "going
out," building in confidence on God. "Take no thought
for your life, . . . nor yet for your body" - take no
thought for the things for which you did take thought
before you "went out."
Have you been asking God what He is going to do? He
will never tell you. God does not tell you what He is
going to do; He reveals to you Who He is. Do you
believe in a miracle-working God, and will you go out
in surrender to Him until you are not surprised an
atom at anything He does?
Suppose God is the God you know Him to be when you are
nearest to Him - what an impertinence worry is! Let
the attitude of the life be a continual "going out" in
dependence upon God, and your life will have an
ineffable charm about it which is a satisfaction to
Jesus. You have to learn to go out of convictions, out
of creeds, out of experiences, until so far as your
faith is concerned, there is nothing between yourself