Spiritual things are foolishness to unbelievers. They cannot understand spiritual truths, so don't be mad at them and stop expecting them to understand! Only God can open up their understanding in His time according to His will. Just continue to be an example of Christlikeness to them and love them as they are.
At your Spiritual Altar you will be changed from weakness to strength, fear to faith, sickness to health, trials to victories, as you engage the LORD’s Armies in your battles. You will grow into a greater intimacy with God as your Secret Dwelling Place, and like David your heart become God’s secret dwelling place.
We reach a certain stage of fellowship with Christ, in spiritual apprehension and moral attainment, and find great joy in it. But this seems to fade, until we become conscious that we are called to something higher. The Lord is gone before us to prepare the next resting-place. Then everything depends upon our response. We may stay where we are, becoming more and more torpid in spirit. Or we may, in Paul's phrase, 'press on.' If we do this, we find the Lord meeting us and leading us to the next resting-place.
Beware of any work for God which enables you to avoid concentration on Him. A great many Christian workers worship their work. Jesus told the disciples not to rejoice in successful service, and yet this seems to be the one thing in which most of us do rejoice. One life wholly devoted to God is of more value to God than one hundred lives simply awakened by His Spirit…. So often we mar God’s designed influence through us by our self-conscious effort to be consistent and useful. Jesus says there is only one way to develop spiritually, and that is by concentration on God.
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