Many of the Saints that have walked with the Lord for a long time in their lives have come up against a wisdom-wall per se. According to the word of God we know God is talking to us, but often we are not sure we are hearing Him. We hit this wall face first and stumble backward realizing we have not reached any significant holiness on our own. It is all grace and all God all the time. 1 Tim.1:14 And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
I was praying and reading the word of God recently and the realization hit me that I had no idea of the greatness of my God. I was dumbfounded by the wonder and goodness that my God extends toward me every minute of the day. I began to proclaim the words, “Oh, that I might know Him.” when I realized the apostle Paul who wrote most of the new testament by the anointing of the Holy Spirit had said the same thing but with holy profoundness. Phil. 3:10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death.
Our amazement in knowing God anew continually will never ever end. How great and wonderful is that? After billions of years of living and ministering to and with our Lord, we will still be overwhelmed by His beauty and love for us. I know this idea is so beyond our insipid understanding of God and His infinite being, but we have to open our hearts for His greatness and grandeur so that we, like the apostle Paul, will desire and covet the working of the risen Lord in our hearts. Isa. 40:18 To whom can you compare God? What image can you find to resemble him?
Prov. 30:3 I have not mastered human wisdom, nor do I know the Holy One. How true this proverb speaks of us all who daily walk under the blessed shadow of the Almighty’s love. It is with dedication that we press toward the high calling of God by the renewing of our minds and hearts through God’s word so that we might know Him more and more to the fulfillment of our very beings. Phil. 3:14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
It all comes down to our faith in the Lord and His finished work. Our faith in His work of redemption is active and at work within our beings, because He is in us and we are in Him at all times; regardless if we feel it or not. Acts 17:28a For in him we live, and move, and have our being.
In all our growing and walking with Christ, we must always remember that It is all God and His gift of salvation that brings us life and life eternal. Never make the mistake of believing that somehow we have earned anything of our salvation. It is Christ and Christ alone that has assured us of this incredible gift of eternal life. What a God we serve. What a good God we serve.
When we come up against any wall that is hindering our progress in Christ, may we have the faith and power to break through or go over it to victory. With God, we can do all things. Phil. 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.