Weekly Pursuit – Week 3 of May

May 16, 2017 by

Verses:

Phil. 3:17 “Be imitators together of me, brothers, and observe those who thus walk even as you have us as a pattern.”

 

Excerpts:

If God does not gain a person, He will have no work, and He will have no way. Man thinks that the most important thing to do is to find a good way. However, God’s work does not involve giving us the ways but is a matter of gaining the persons. If God can gain two or three brothers here, He will have a way. Even if I present to you the best way to be an elder, it will be useless if the person is wrong. We, the person, should be gained by God. We have to learn to be the proper person more than to learn to do the proper things. It is meaningless for things to be done properly without the person being a proper one. What you are is what you do. You cannot serve God beyond what you are as a person. Hudson Taylor said in his book Union and Communion that what we are is more important than what we do.

What God cares for is whether or not you have been touched by Him. The measure we yield ourselves to the Lord determines the measure we are able to serve Him. If you have been dealt with in your temper, you can help others with their temper. If you have been dealt with in the way you dress, you will be able to help others in the way they dress. The church is not a worldly society. The church is a body (Eph. 1:23). A body is a matter of life. Life can meet man’s present need. This should cause every servant of God to come before God again. (Messages Given during the Resumption of Watchman Nee’s Ministry, Chap. 10)

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