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Sometimes we get it right. In fact, we may oftentimes get it right, but still we are continually falling short of the glory of God because we still possess a sin nature. I am beginning to understand that this falling short has a redeeming aspect to it, in that it allows us more and more practice at appropriating or grasping the reality of God's grace. We can often feel God's pleasure overflowing in our souls when we obey. But even when we miss it, the experience is not wasted, though this is not to say that we should ever miss it on purpose. When we do genuinely miss it, we can allow the roots of grace to sink deeper into our hearts provoking an ever greater gratitude to the One who offers that grace. As the roots go deeper so does the relationship, so that we don't merely believe but we believe Him, and then we don't merely believe Him, but we believe INTO Him. This way we're not merely asking but we're asking HIM, always in the context of fellowship. The relationship is always being cultivated apart from whatever happens with regard to what we are believing for or apart from whatever develops from what we are asking. We are apt to see and look for our greatest fruitfulness and usefulness in things external, while God is inclined to see and look for it in things internal. The internal life is nearer to the eternal life of knowing God. The internal is closer to the eternal.
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