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November 13, 2008

longing for Him

Sometimes we Christians go about our honourable goal of seeing spiritual growth in believers in a backward fashion. Are we assigning "tasks and work"...ensuring that people look busy...and measuring the spiritual health of the Body of Christ by visible, human standards?

If our emphasis is teaching and modeling a personal knowledge of Christ through the Bible, we may find that we don't have to do so much "assigning." The one who is growing in his knowledge of God's person and Word, and believing it, will long for Him. There is no question of to serve or not to serve for the disciple of Christ (though what that serving looks like will vary from person to person). So let us together "long for the immensity of Christ". Christ will assign the "tasks and work" and empower us for it. The Spirit's promptings will prove more powerful than human pleading.


  1. What a wise reminder. Thank you.

    I've just started reading "Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands" by Paul David Tripp, so this advice is timely. :)

  2. I really would like to read that book. I appreciate PDT's insights!