Early morning in Auckland, having just arrived from an all night flight from San Francisco, I enjoyed this March 27 reading from Oswald Chambers’ My Utmost for His Highest: “The only way a servant can remain true to God is to be ready for the Lord’s surprise visits. This readiness will not be brought about be service, but through intense spiritual reality, expecting Jesus Christ at every turn. This sense of expectation will give our life the attitude of child like wonder He wants us to have. If we are going to be ready for Jesus Christ, we have to stop being religious. In other words, we must stop using religion as if it were some kind of lofty lifestyle–we must be spiritually real.”
As we serve and seek, we must remain ready and recognize His unexpected appearance.