“I don’t need ‘personal revival’.” That honestly was my first thought while recently reading I Saw the Lord by Ann Graham Lotz. And almost as quickly at that self-satisfied, smirky thought came, the conviction that I was wrong settled in my spirit.
No matter how deeply any of us feels we know God – there is still more God desires to show us. C.S. Lewis described this reality in The Last Battle with the phrase, “Further up and further in.” Regardless of how well we think we know the Bible, the Holy Spirit is still patiently waiting to take us further up and further in. No matter how consistent and personal our prayer life, the Lord plans to move us further up and further in. Even when we believe we are fully obeying Christ – there is still more Jesus desires to accomplish through us going further up and further in.
There is still more, always.
And when you or I become complacent, arrogant, or distracted, it doesn’t mean God is satisfied and doesn’t have more for us. It merely means we are missing out because He has more.
Oh Lord, that I may know you and the power of Your resurrection, the fellowship of Your sufferings, and be conformed to Your death! Will You take me there? (Philippians 3:7-11)
Come with me as we grow in fellowship with each other and our Savior to whom belongs the Amazing Escape from sin and death and the Amazing Journey into glorious life.