I’m reading a book called ‘The Seer‘ by Jim Goll.
This is a little of it, at times I stop and mark sections, this is one of those.
Seeking the vision that sustains us…
Over the years, I have become convinced that in the Christian life at least two things are certain: God never changes, and we are always changing. Our life as a Christian is a continual transition from one place to another, one level to another, one understanding to another. The purpose of spiritual light is to bring us into change and growth. The more light we have, the more change we experience, and the more we change (for the better) the more we are brought into higher levels of glory. Unless we are in constant transition, we will stop somewhere along the way and settle down. The Christian life is a frontier. God did not call us to be settlers, but to be pilgrims and pioneers.
That is the point of Paul’s prayer in the first chapter of Ephesians:
That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him…. That the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power towards us who believe.
Even if externally there is no movement there should be steady progress within as we are formed into the likeness of Jesus. Just because we might not have been called to Mozambique or Mumbai as yet doesn’t mean we should be settlers, we should always be pressing forward to be like Jesus and to be pioneers and pilgrims in every way He provokes us to be.