Weekly Pursuit – Week 2 of November

Nov 16, 2023 by



1 Tim. 4:7-8 “Exercise yourself unto godliness. For … godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the present life and of that which is to come.




God’s economy is His household administration, His plan, to dispense Himself into us. His dispensing produces a life of godliness. Actually, godliness is the issue of the divine dispensing. Such a godly life issuing from God’s dispensing depends upon the exercise of our spirit. God is not dispensing Himself into lifeless vessels. God is dispensing Himself into us, the living vessels, who already have our own taste, choice, preference, feeling, thinking, mentality, will, etc. If we do not exercise our spirit strongly to cooperate with the Lord, God cannot dispense Himself into us. Our spirit is not only the receiving organ, the retaining organ, but also the opening for God’s dispensing. When our spirit opens wide, our whole being opens. Then God has a way to impart Himself into us. God’s dispensing depends upon our coordination, and our coordination is the exercise of our spirit.


This is why we have to pray. Only prayer exercises our spirit. When we pray, we should not be concerned so much for material things and for our personal affairs as the goal. We should pray in the spirit in order to touch God, to contact God, and to worship God. This kind of prayer exercises our spirit and opens our spirit, and in our spirit we meet God. Then the divine dispensing immediately flows into our spirit. Today our Christian life is a life of godliness, which comes out of God’s dispensing of Himself into us. This depends upon our spirit being fully exercised. (CWWL, 1979, vol. 1, “Basic Lessons on Life,” p. 599)

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