It is a bad thing to be satisfied spiritually. … Our reach must exceed our grasp. … Paul said, “Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on . . .” (Philippians 3:12). If we have only what we have experienced, we have nothing. But if we have the inspiration of the vision of God, we have more than we can experience. Beware of the danger of spiritual relaxation. Oswald Chambers
How much deeper could we go if we were to decide good enough was not good enough? Without beating ourselves up, we must always desire just a little more of the Lord.
By spiritually satisfied Chambers means losing sight of the spiritual drought within and around us. We are not simply hungry for God, we are starving for God. If this is not so, it is because we have stuffed ourselves with the things that fill us, but that do not last or have eternal significance. “Our reach must exceed our grasp.” We must be attempting something for God that is beyond us. If you can do it in your power alone, reach for more.
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