"I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it" (1 Corinthians 3:2)
Religion lies in the will and so does righteousness. God never intended that such a being as mankind should become the mere plaything of his or her feelings. The only good that God recognizes is the willed good. The only valid holiness is a willed holiness. That is why I am always a little suspicious of the overly bubbly Christian who talks too much about himself or herself and not enough about Jesus.
Then, I am always a little worried about the "hope-so" Christian who cannot tell me any of the details of his or her Christian experience.
And, finally, I am more than a little concerned about the professing Christian whose experience does not seem to have resulted in a true inner longing to be more like Jesus every day in thought, word, and deed.
God wants us while we live to prove in our own experience all things that have been written in the Bible and to bind the Bible in a new and living edition of flesh and blood in our own lives.
~A. W. Tozer~