Life is not about growing in our own efforts, earning more merit badges, or conquering more enemies"
"We are more than conquerors in Christ" (Romanbs8 :37)
This life is a life of revelation, not destition, of discovery, not accomplishment.
"The Lord said to my LOrd" --
God places all of our enemies under our footstool
We are called to grow in grace and kowledge of the Lord (2 Peter 3: 18)
The more that we rest in His righteousness, the more that His blessings will flow in our lives.
The Holy Spirit is represented by living water (john 4 - John 7)
This water brings in its flow grace and peace.
Our life in Christ is certainly like that of a refiner's fire, in which there is less and less of us, and more and more of Christ growing, blowing, flowing in our lives.
He is more and more, for he must increase, and we must decrease (John 3: 27-30)
I was taught that this life is like one who travels down a road, and the sides of the road get narrower and narrower.
I prefer to thi nk o this life as a trip on an ocean, or better yet, a swim in a stream, and the refreshing water gets wider and deeper as we grow in grace and knowledge of the Lord.