We can Meet God’s Need by Opening to Him to Let God Operate in Us #NCT2015

We can Meet God's Need by Opening to Him to Let God Operate in Us #NCT2015God has a need.

This is in an incredible thing to realize. It’s even more incredible to realize that we could be those who meet God’s need. The most incredible thing yet is that meeting God’s need is not based on our ability, but it has everything to do with our availability.

Our participation can be described in one word – let. In order to accomplish God’s goal to have a reproduction of Christ as His counterpart forever and the mutual dwelling place of God and man, we have to open ourselves to let God operate in us.

Philippians chapter two gives us a key to living out the Christian life: “Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who operates in you both the willing and the working for His good pleasure” (Phil 2:12-13). On one hand, it is God who operates; on the other, we have to make the choice to let Him. This is the meaning of consecration.

For a person to consecrate himself does not mean that he promises to do something for God. Rather, it is his active decision to make himself available to God so that God can fill that person with Himself and work in that person for His own purpose. We need both a once-for-all consecration and a daily consecration.

Psalms 110:3 says,

“Your people will offer themselves
Willingly in the day of Your warfare,
In the splendor of their consecration.
Your young men will be to You
Like the dew from the womb of the dawn.”

While we need to offer ourselves to the Lord absolutely as a firm decision that affects our entire life, we also need to offer ourselves to Him daily – morning by morning. Actually, our daily consecration to Him is the gentle dew that waters Him in the morning. By maintaining this kind of intimate relationship with the Lord in our time with Him every morning, we enjoy Him by behold Him and absorbing Him, and He is watered by us. This is key to our becoming age-turners, His dispensational instrument – the generation that brings Him back.

Psalms 24:6 says,

“This is the generation of those who seek Him,
Those who seek Your face, even Jacob.”

In order to be the generation that bring the Lord back, we have to be those who seek His face. This is essential for every aspect of our living, but it hinges on our personal time with Him every day. This is the goal of morning revival. The goal of morning revival is simply to be in the presence of the Lord to behold Him and absorb Him. Everything in our Christian life comes from our personal relationship with the Lord – loving Him with the first love.

Here are a couple of Hymns on spending time with the Lord that are incredibly precious:

Hymn 812

I come to Thee, dear Lord,
My heart doth thirst for Thee;
Of Thee I’d eat, of Thee I’d drink.
Enjoy Thee thoroughly.

Just to behold Thy face,
For this my heart doth cry;
I deeply long to drink of Thee
My thirst to satisfy.

Thy glorious, radiant face
My heart delights to see;
Here I’d abide and ne’er depart,
Beholding constantly.

In such a fellowship
Thou, Lord, art grace to me;
My heart and spirit gladdened, filled,
I enter rest in Thee.

Lord, I would linger here,
Still seeking after Thee,
Continue in the Word and prayer
Till Thou dost flow thru me.

Hymn 643

Take time to behold Him,
Speak oft with Thy Lord,
Abide in Him always,
And feed on His Word.
Wait thou in His presence,
Submissive and meek,
Forgetting in nothing
His blessing to seek.

Take time to behold Him,
The world rushes on;
Spend much time in secret
With Jesus alone.
By looking to Jesus
Like Him thou shalt be;
Thy friends, in thy conduct,
His likeness shall see.

Take time to behold Him,
Let Him be thy guide;
And run not before Him
Whatever betide;
In joy or in sorrow
Still follow thy Lord,
And, looking to Jesus,
Still trust in His Word.

Take time to behold Him,
Be calm in thy soul,
Each thought and each temper
Beneath His control.
Thus led by His Spirit
To fountains of love,
Thou then shalt be fitted
His mercy to prove.

Sharing by bro. N. O. (N. Carolina, USA), from his topmost enjoyment in the 2015 National College Training in the USA. Share your testimony of what the Lord touched you during this time by emailing us at enjoyingthelord@gmail.com.