It is unfortunate that after many years of service the Lord still has to call us back to the Cross, yet this is precisely where we should have begun.
This New Man is Totally Other. This New Man is of Heaven. This New Man is Spirit. This New Man is foreign from this world.
Spiritual growth and maturity is the natural result of discovering something new in Christ, reckoning it to be so, living as if it is so (despite all evidence to the contrary), and then seeing our faith rewarded with tangible evidence, spiritual fruit, and practical results.
The Lord is glorified when He is able to dress us and lead us where HE wants us to go – with no interference from Self.
We need more than a touch from God; we must have God Himself. There is an ocean of difference between receiving the blessing and receiving the One Who blesses.