Weekly Pursuit – Week 1 of November

Nov 9, 2021 by

Verses:

2 Cor. 4:16 “Therefore we do not lose heart; but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day.”

 

Excerpts:

God desires to renew us. We may be the most right persons and still be the most old persons. We may be strong in our habit and strong in what we are. God’s intention is not merely to chastise or correct us but to use the outward environment to trouble us, to remind us, and to wake us up to realize that we have God as our nature, yet we do not live Him according to His nature.

 

God’s intention is altogether to make us new. This is not an overnight matter. It requires us to contact God, to receive God, and to get God added into us all the day. It requires us to pray, confessing our sins and rejecting ourselves to take the cross of Christ. To take the cross of Christ is death. This death brings in resurrection, and in this resurrection the divine life in us will carry out its renewing capacity. Then we will be changed metabolically. Then we will enjoy the renewing result, which is a metabolic change in our behavior, in our character, in our disposition, and even in our habit.

 

God desires us to be the new creation. When all of the Lord’s children pass through the process of renewing to become the New Jerusalem, they will be in a state of being fully renewed. The holy city is called the New Jerusalem because it has no old element of God’s old creation. As we pass through afflictions, there needs to be a continual renewing taking place in us day by day so that God can accomplish His heart’s desire. (Being Renewed Day by Day, ch. 2)

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