This page in My Utmost... had been highlighted already. Mr. Chambers had a message that spoke to my heart in at least one of the previous years I had read the July 28 devotion. Today, however, I couldn't make the connection to the verse that he referenced. I had to pray about it, and study it, and make an effort to understand how he came up with that particular message. Mr. Chamber's message is a good one. I just couldn't link it to the scripture.
Then God revealed it to me in this way. The disciples had their own ideas of what they needed to do. They didn't see His greater purpose at that moment. They had just witnessed a miracle in the feeding of the of the crowd. Jesus had just multiplied the 5 loaves and 2 fish. Then he sent the disciples away.
Why? Because they still didn't "get it." They wanted to send all the people home to eat. They didn't consider the purpose for them being there in the first place, and that He would meet their need.
So many time I think ahead. I try to figure out what God's purpose is going to be.
His purpose is that I depend on him and on His power now. ~ Oswald Chambers
He wants me to learn to only trust Him - now. His will for my life will be revealed as my circumstances unfold daily. Sometimes His will is confirmed by others. Sometimes it isn't. His will for me in those times of uncertainty is to depend on Him - to trust His yet-to-be revealed plan.
God's end is to enable me to see that He can walk on the chaos of my life just now. ...if we realize that obedience is the end, then each moment as it comes is precious. ~ Oswald Chambers