One of my father’s favorite books was a devotional by the title above, written by Oswald Chambers, an early 20th century evangelist. My mother gave me a copy of it years ago. After I wrote and scheduled today’s post, I went to bed, only to wake up in the middle of the night, and lay there wide awake for a while before picking it up to read March 11. I should no longer be surprised because God often works this way, but the similarity of topic in my year of WAIT is no coincidence. Today’s entry, in its entirety, is below:
“I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision” Acts 26:19
“If we lose the vision, we alone are responsible, and the way we lose the vision is by spiritual leakage. If we do not run our belief about God into practical issues, it is all up with the vision God has given. The only way to be obedient to the heavenly vision is to give our utmost for God’s highest, and this can only be done by continually and resolutely recalling the vision. The test is sixty seconds of every minute, sixty minutes of hour, not our times of prayer and devotional meetings.
“Though it tarry, wait for it. We cannot attain to a vision, we must live in the inspiration of it until it accomplishes itself. We get so practical that we forget the vision. At the beginning we saw it but did not wait for it; we rushed off into practical work, and when the vision was fulfilled, we did not see it. Waiting for the vision that tarries is the test of our loyalty to God. It is at the peril of our soul’s welfare that we get caught up in the practical work and miss the fulfillment of the vision.
“Watch God’s cyclones. The only way God sows His saints is by His whirlwind. Are you going to prove an empty pod? It will depend on whether or not you are actually living in the light of what you have seen. Let God fling you out, and do not go until He does. If you select your own spot, you will prove an empty pod. If God sows you, you will bring forth fruit.”
“It is essential to practice the walk of the feet in the light of the vision.” Oswald Chambers