John Wright Follette
The Lord’s objective is to conform us to the image
of His Son. Our objective should be to glorify God.
“You are worthy; O Lord, to receive glory and honor
and power; for You have created all things, and for Your pleasure
they are and were created.” Revelation 4:11
“Whether therefore you eat, or drink, or whatsoever
you do, do all to the glory of God.” I Corinthians 10:31
The glory of God should be the focal point toward which we
are to move. “The heavens declare the glory of God”
(Psalm 19:1). We are to dedicate our lives to the Lord, no
matter what our vocation may be. If the will of God for my
life is selling neckties, the fact that His will is being
done glorifies Him.
“God has made us what we are, creating us in Christ
Jesus for the good deeds which are prepared beforehand by
God as our sphere of action.” Ephesians 2:10 Moffatt
“For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven,
and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they
be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all
things were created by Him, and for Him.” Colossians
“Make you perfect in every good work to do His will,
working in you that which is well-pleasing in His sight, through
Jesus Christ: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.”
“One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I
seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all
the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord and
to inquire in His temple.” Psalm 27:4
The Lord did not form us because He needed us; rather, He
made us for two reasons: to glorify Him and to do His will.
He gives grace and strength for the execution of His will.
If we will take time to find His will, it will glorify Him
and we will grow in the things of God. We were formed with
a moral and spiritual likeness to God. These are qualities
not found in any lower creation. To man He says, “Here
is the world; have dominion - bring it into subjection so
it can serve you, and it will provide all your needs.”
Many are so busy trying to help God, when, if we will become
quiet, He is seeking to help us. He loves us and desires that
we love Him. If we love the Lord perfectly and are conscious
of His love filling us, we are doing all the things that are
There is a difference between a burden that we assume (religiosity),
and a burden which He brings to us. His burden is light and
there is a sweet consciousness of His undergirding while we
are carrying it. This will lift a heavy weight off all those
who bear an assumed burden.
The Lord is greatly pleased with those who have been spiritually
awakened, so they can express their love for Him and then
live with Him. This reduces our lives to simplicity when the
world seems to love complication.
When the presence of the Lord is manifested in a meeting,
our spirit should know and respond. The response in Adam to
God was instantaneous. The Lord could come and discuss with
Adam the things that were on His heart, and then show him
how to reclaim and possess the earth.
When the Lord came in the cool of the evening, Adam could
respond when the Lord had not yet spoken. This is the subtle,
mystical union that we are to have with the Lord - a fellowship
that does not need words. When we enter our closet to wait
on Him, there is a joy, a deep inner consciousness that no
words can tell. My deepest prayers have never been with words;
but a communion that is past words.
The Lord always moves toward two objectives concerning His
creation - His glory and His pleasure. These are the two great
objectives toward which life should be focused. We must become
original in our relationship to the Lord, as we were not made
for the objective that most have today.
“The heavens declare the glory of God.” They
are doing the thing for which they were made. Even in inanimate
creation, the first objective is to express the glory of God.
Even though creation is presently under bondage, it still
breaks through and there is glory. How can we glorify God?
Wherever the will of God is executed, He is glorified.
He told Adam, “Have dominion and authority, and cause
nature to respond, and all these secrets that are now hidden,
will be divulged to you. They will come to you as you grow
with Me and as I release them, as you are built to receive
them. Only then can you possess, govern, and move with Me
in My purposes.” Adam gave the Lord great joy and pleasure
as creation functioned in the method and procedure that it
Then came the temptation. Testing and proving is always of
God. The Lord never tempts us; rather, He tests and proves
us unto strengthening. All spiritual growth is under a law
of testing and proving. The Lord walked the earth to gain
fellowship from His own creation - to receive and enjoy the
mutual intercourse of spiritual life with Adam. Oh, the broken
heart of God! We will know it if we ever fellowship with Jesus
in all the fullness that is available to us.
Adam, in the beginning, had a sensitivity and access to God.
The failure on Adam’s part did not finish the Lord’s
walking. He has come to walk the earth again that He might
bring to man the Word of Life and Truth, and begin an intercourse
of spiritual understanding.
The thing that will please Him most is for us to have our
heart in sweet fellowship with Him. This is something that
no one can give, but us. He has millions of angels serving
him; but few humans who will choose to sit in His presence
and love Him.
May God again walk and talk within us.