He is a real and living God. But sometimes in our experience He isn’t quite as real and living. That’s when we need to be desperate with Him, desperate to touch Him. I enjoyed what brother Newman shared concerning his experience with the Lord. He told the Lord that if the Lord did not make Himself real to him, he would leave the church life. Saints, we need to have something real. Christ has to be real to us. We need to have a real experience of Christ to keep us in the church life.
Christ is the reality of all things! Without Him, everything is just a shadow, an empty form or practice. Christ is all and in all! In everything we must have Christ. In the meetings, we must exercise our spirit to contact and enjoy the living Christ in us.
We can experience something without enjoying it. May we not only have the experience of Christ but also the enjoyment of Christ. He is so rich and sweet!
I really enjoyed what we read in the Kernel of the Bible during the Monthly University Student Training. We need to see that we are short of Christ. We often pray in a religious way, asking the Lord to give us more love, more patience, or even brokenness. But for His economy, God is not concerned with ethics, but Christ! We just need to take Him in by calling on the name of the Lord and open our whole being to let Him come into us more and more.
When Christ is added into us, defeat becomes victory. The environment doesn’t change, we don’t change, but more of Christ has been added into our being! This is what it means to grow Christ, to allow Him to increase within. Praise the Lord! May we all endeavour to gain Christ and know Christ in our daily living.
[sharing from sister Natalie L from her top enjoyment in the past university year]