Assistant who wants the Altar!
These days I was talking with an assistant who desires to be on the ALTAR, who wants to be a pastor’s wife.
I saw in her eyes the yearning as she spoke. However, in the middle of the conversation, I made a remark for her to really think about the seriousness of her goal. I asked her: “Are you aware that there is a very big difference between WANTING and BEING the altar?”
Many want and desire the ALTAR, because from IT they received a change in their life, a word that brought the solution to their dilemmas. For these and other reasons they crave the ALTAR, but not for the right reason—which is BEING THE ALTAR itself.
Saying that I want and desire the ALTAR does not change anything in my life, and it doesn’t make any difference, because they are just words, but I prove that this is really my goal when my BEING is One with GOD—when I and the ALTAR are one!
I am the ALTAR when there is “VIOLENCE” against my “I”.
If my wills predominate; if I have a strong temper; if I am sentimental to the point of feeling down whenever they call my attention; if I have personal dreams and ambitions to satisfy my interests; if I have impulses, defenses and reserves, than I AM not the ALTAR!
If you’re really an assistant whose goal is to BE the ALTAR and not just WANT the ALTAR, immediately remove everything that impedes you, especially the largest of all the obstacles: The “I” (selfishness).
Take advantage of the Fast of Daniel and do what has to be done in order to BE the ALTAR.