Weekly Pursuit – Week 1 of June

Jun 4, 2018 by

Verses:

Mark 12:30 “And you shall love the Lord your God from your whole heart and from your whole soul and from your whole mind and from your whole strength.”

 

Excerpts:

Believing into the Lord and loving Him are the two basic requirements for us to participate in His riches. We must first receive Him into us and then love Him continually. To love the Lord is to allow Him to live in us and for us. He desires a dwelling place and a vessel so that He can be expressed. If we sincerely love the Lord, we need to say, “Lord Jesus, I stop all my doing and give You the free way to live in me and to live for me.” Rather than needing us to do something for Him, the Lord needs us to be His dwelling place to express Him. He wants us to open to Him so that He can make His home in our heart. In order to properly express our love toward the Lord, we must stop any kind of doing based on good intentions, such as being a proper spouse or bringing many to salvation.

 

We need to stop our doing so that it is no longer we who live. We have been crucified, and a crucified person cannot do anything. Not only should we no longer do bad things, but we also should no longer do good things from ourselves. If we do anything, it means that we are not crucified. The way to love the Lord is not to try to do anything but simply to say, “Lord, I love You. I present myself to You. I am open to You. Possess me more and more until You reach every part of my being and make Your home in me.” (CWWL,1973-1974,vol. 2, pp. 451-453)

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