"Yes, I long to come to know Him; that is, the power of His resurrection, and so to share with Him His sufferings as to be continually transformed by His death, in the hope of attaining, in some measure, the resurrection that lifts me out from among the dead." - Philippians 3:10-11
We must guard our spirit concerning attitudes and things that can hinder the "quality" of our spiritual life. When we neglect to value and maintain His presence in our daily life experience, we will gradually lose our interest in daily communing with the Lord. Our understanding of spiritual principles will become clouded and deteriorate, and we will be robbed of His best for us.
POWER OF NEGATIVE THOUGHTS
Negative thoughts or things, if not dealt with, will gradually eat away the progress that we have made toward our becoming spiritually mature. Any spiritual sensitivity that has developed within us will become dull and we will begin to feel that the Lord is far away and no longer interested in us.
WORLDLY ATTACHMENTS AND RELATIONSHIPS
If we are sincere in our desire for His best, all attachments and relationships that are not compatible with His will and PURPOSE for us, or do not enhance His workings within us, must be brought to the Cross and left there. Only then will we be established on a firm foundation and capable of cultivating an active, abiding friendship with Jesus.
ADVANCING IN HIS PURPOSE FOR OUR LIFE
As we continue in our times of daily communion with the Lord COUPLED WITH AFFIRMING AND MEDITATING THE SCRIPTURES THAT CONFIRM THE CHRIST LIFE IN US, our perception and understanding of spirituality, and of spiritual things will increase. We will have an increasing desire and ability to respond to and value His abiding presence and workings to bring us into His best for us.
"For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to good works, which God has before ordained that we should walk in them." - Ephesians 2:10
We are to be continually taking ground for the Kingdom of God as we position ourselves in the place that He has called us to. As we continually experience His person our eyes are opened to see from His heavenly perspective. The word "should" tells us that these divine arrangements are conditional and we can bypass them. But if we do, there will be an eternal loss. We have the potential to believe impossibilities into reality.
"Everything is possible for him who believes." - Mark 9:23