What is it to go beyond that point and place?
To keep going when the sign says “END”.
At times it is to discipline ourselves by prayer and fasting.
At other times it is to give of yourself to others.
But mainly it is to open yourself up to the spirit of God.
For then God can lead you.
Truly lead you.
It is when you go beyond the point that you can no longer utilize your natural mind to reach new levels.
You are strictly dependent upon the power and guidance of the Holy Spirit.
You take on challenges that are beyond your ability.
Challenges that only God through you could accomplish.
What a confidence builder that should be.
To be led by the spirit of God.
How we make our first step into that higher walk is to say as John the Baptist did, “He must become greater. I must become less.”
There is no way to get there.
God must take first place in every area of your life.
Easy to do?
Not at all.
I am still working on this and will be until my appointed time.
The statement “He Not Me” could be a topic in itself.
John recognized who Christ was and knew that He was the most Holy One.
Matthew 16:24 says, “If anyone would come after me he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.”
This is beautiful verse.
We must recognize that it is the cross of Christ we carry and our own personal little crusade.
Neither is it taking on a vow of suffering.
God must have somebody to work through.
He cannot do that if you have denied yourself to the point of saying, “I am so worthless God can never use me.”
Stand up and take the authority which comes from the cross!
Christ did not shed his blood for you to hide behind it.
And then accomplish nothing.
He did so for you to take a transfusion and realize who you are.
For you to deny yourself for the sake of the cross is done for one reason.
To put to death whatever belongs to your earthly nature.
Paul send this message to the Colossians so they would understand that it is the desires of this world we crucify.
Not our Hope found through Christ.