Oswald Chambers writes, “All of God’s reveal truths are sealed until they are opened to us through obedience.” My Utmost for His Highest, October 10. Obedience is difficult for us in the 21st century. If we are obedient, then we have a boss, and lose our “freedom,” which after all, in this country, is an inalienable right. Or we claim to be obedient, and end up also being judgmental and self righteous. Whatever our reasons for this lack of obedience, it also creates a lack of gratitude. Busyness too often interrupts spiritual breathing.
I am connecting three different thoughts on my pictures this week: the perfect peace that we find in fixing out thoughts on God, the depth of our souls that we discover through God, and the joy we experience when gratitude governs our behaviors.