But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
God is saying, “I stand ready to pour a little liquid fire into your heart, into your spiritual being!”
We respond: “No, Lord, please excuse me. That sounds like fanaticism—and I would have to give up some things!” So we refuse His desire, even though we want all the benefits of His cross.
There is this thoughtful phrase in The Cloud of Unknowing: “He wills thou do but look on Him and let Him alone.” Let God alone. In other words, let Him work! Don’t stop Him. Don’t prevent Him from kindling your heart, from blessing you and leading you out of a common state into that of special longing after Him….
“Look on Him—and let Him work, let Him alone.” Get your hands down to your side and stop trying to tell God where to cut. Stop trying to make the diagnosis for God. Stop trying to tell God what to give you. He is the Physician! You are the patient….
Let Him work and your spiritual life will begin to blaze like the rising sun. ITB063-064
Lord, I’ll try to stay out of Your way, take my hands off and let You work! Amen.