Never make a principle out of your experience; let God be as original with other people as He is with you. — Oswald Chambers
Much of the beauty and mystery of God is that he moves and speaks to and through people in such diverse ways. What he uses to touch one person, or reproach another, or transform someone else varies dramatically with each individual.
And yet, how easy it is to assume that the manner in which God is working in my heart somehow translates into a general standard for how God impacts lives. Should I not expect that his movement in hearts would be as distinct as the uniqueness of each person he has created?
I am challenged today to embrace the multiplicity of ways God can touch lives even if they don’t connect to my own experience or speak to my heart.