Weekly Pursuit – Week 3 of September

Sep 20, 2022 by



Eph. 2:21 “In whom all the building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy temple in the Lord.”




In the Scriptures we often see that growth and building are linked together. Hence, Ephesians 2 says that this spiritual house, this dwelling place of God, is built up by growing, just as our body reaches its full stature by growing. (The Building Work of God, ch. 3)


[God] gives the growth by getting into us. The growth of the Body depends on the growth of God, the addition of God, the increase of God, within us. Therefore, God gives the growth by giving Himself to us in a very subjective way. We should daily take time to absorb the Lord, take time to assimilate the riches of Christ. We need to allow adequate time for prayer. This will enable us to absorb more of the riches of our God.


Our God today is the processed, all-inclusive Spirit, and we have a spirit with which to absorb Him. Thus, we must exercise our spirit to stay in His presence to absorb Him. This takes time. Although we all have experienced absorbing the riches of God, our experience is not yet adequate. Do not spend so much time in your mind, emotion, and will, but spend more time in your spirit to adore the Lord, to praise Him, to offer thanks to Him, and to speak to Him freely. As you fellowship with Him in this way, you will absorb His riches, and He will add more of Himself into you. The more God is added into us, the more growth He gives to us. This is the way God gives the growth. (Life-study of Colossians, msg. 52)

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