But when it pleased God…

— Galatians 1:15

As workers for God we have to learn to make room for God – to give
God “elbow room.” We calculate and estimate, and say that this and
that will happen, and we forget to make room for God to come in as He
chooses. Would we be surprised if God came into our meeting or into
our preaching in a way we had never looked for Him to come? Do not
look for God to come in any particular way, but look for Him. That is
the way to make room for Him. Expect Him to come, but do not expect
Him only in a certain way. However much we may know God, the great
lesson to learn is that at any minute He may break in. We are apt to
over look this element of surprise, yet God never works in any other
way. All of a sudden God meets the life – “When it was the good
pleasure of God. . .”

Keep your life so constant in its contact with God that His
surprising power may break out on the right hand and on the left.
Always be in a state of expectancy, and see that you leave room for
God to come in as He likes.

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