“I’ll tell you how spiritual you are…”

You see, today we try to organize. We try to get a bunch of people together. God never did that. God takes individual men. He takes Moses to the backside of the desert. John the Baptist was in the wilderness until the day of his showing forth.
Jesus, the Son of God who had left the Glory, spent thirty years in training to minister!
John Baptist thirty years in training.
The apostle Paul at least thirty years.
Moses at least forty years;
and we want to go to Bible School six months and come out like a super prophet! It’s the time factor that kills most of us. Tell me how much time you spend alone with God and I will tell you how spiritual you are.
Not how many meetings you go to.
Not how many gifts you have.
Not how many sermons you preach.
Not how many records you’ve made.

Tell me what time you spend alone with God…
and I’ll tell you how spiritual you are.

-Leonard Ravenhill


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  1. The “time thing” can be a performance/works based system just as easily as the other items in Mr. Ravenhill’s list. Spending time with God is obviously important, but publicly demanding it, or drawing to much attention to it, will simply cause people to measure it. We all where that ends.

    Do I KNOW God intimately? That is the ultimate question, and based on that, I’d like God to be the one to gauge how spiritual I am. Both in the current age (John 17:3) and the age to come (Matt. 7:23).

    1. Very true – I think he was saying it will cut to all the other fluff. But anything we take part in can be used to measure and might reveal the impostor as a whitewashed tomb. Great point!

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