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Earlier this week I read the following words and have been savoring them ever since. I leave them with you now, yet surely I shall continue to mull them as I watch the rolling waves and hear the cries of the playful gulls. "This moment must be savored," I shall whisper to myself as I stand in the moment in awe.
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What is my dream of God's purpose? His purpose is that I depend on Him and on His power now. If I can stay in the middle of the turmoil calm and unperplexed, that is the end of the purpose of God. God is not working towards a particular finish; His end is the process - that I see Him walking on the waves, no shore in sight, no success, no goal, just the absolute certainty that it is all right because I see Him walking on the sea. It is the process, not the end, which is glorifying to God. . . . God's end is to enable me to see that He can walk on the chaos of my life just now. If we have a further end in view, we do not pay sufficient attention to the immediate present: if we realize that obedience is the end, then each moment as it comes is precious.
from My Utmost for His Highest