How can I have spiritual success in my walk with the Lord? Focus, expect, receive, and respond.
Focus: set aside time each day to focus exclusively on God as well as try to practice His presence as you go through your day.
Expect: have a child-like attitude of expectation knowing your loving parent will meet you and give to you.
Receive: open yourself to take in whatever God is offering to you of Himself in your time together.
Respond: allow God’s heart and mind to be expressed in you by following His lead as opposed to taking charge yourself and then asking Him to bless it.
This spiritual practice will keep us from perishing in the desert of mission and purpose where we seek to gratify our ego needs by performing and producing. A child-like connection with God will satisfy us and give us hope and energy for all the other parts of life. Mission and purpose will flow from the abundance of God’s provision instead of our own ambition and drive for significance.