Saturday, September 28, 2013

What We Have Become

We tend to measure our spiritual attainment with the “blessings,” or the “giftings” that we have been given.  However, these are only the beginning.  We must go beyond these (what we do), to a change in our nature (what we have become).  Therefore, by divine arrangement, the Lord will place us in situations where there is no available means of satisfaction (wilderness), that a higher purpose might be accomplished.

Because the Lord is more interested in what we have become than in what we are doing, there are “divine delays” that we must face in the outworking of our spiritual development.

Especially at this present time, there is a call to come “higher.”  If we desire to go beyond the level of our present spiritual experience, and “apprehend” the higher calling and purpose of our Lord, we will be taken through a difficult time of testing and proving in order to become a part of the “corporate” Jesus (He is the head, we are the body)