Never let an experience with God come before God himself. Don’t live for the exceptional moments. These unusual touches of glory are surprises, which God only brings our way when he sees that we are no longer in danger of being led away by them.
The extravagant can lead to complacency and self-assurance.
Oswald Chambers writes, “A self-assured saint is of no value to God.”
Walk with God, seek God, and value the approval of God. King Solomon wrote, “Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips” (Proverbs 27:2).
Recovery Step: Chase God. The extravagant will follow.