How do we deal with the practical issues of this life?
Life on earth has its many cares and problems. Yet not because we are Christians are we therefore exempt from having them. Nevertheless, God has given us His precious and exceedingly great promises that we may live a life of heaven on earth.
"Remember that in each situation you find yourself in, the Lord is with you. He feels what you feel, and He waits to dispense grace to you. Our High Priest deeply senses every difficulty of yours and understands fully each drop of your tears. He suffers as much as you suffer. Let us therefore trust Him and rest in Him. How sympathetic this High Priest is to us. And though He is not present physically today, nevertheless His heart is always open to us."
Watchman Nee, Practical Issues of This Life
In Practical Issues of This Life, Watchman Nee takes up these various problems of this life, such as tears, bad temper, our reckless tongue, and so forth, and shows us how they can be transformed by the grace of God and the power of the Holy Spirit into values of eternal worth. Instead of being smothered, we may breath the air of heaven.
The selection of messages included in this book, dealing as they all do with the practical issues of this life, were given by Nee on various occasions during the earlier days of his ministry in China. The truths contained are nonetheless relevant and applicable to us today, since in spite of the great changes that have occurred in the world, this life itself retains all the cares and problems which it has always had.