In the open and closed spaces of life God is calling His children that are hungry for His love more of it, the next level, He’s calling us to more and more intimacy. The world can’t understand this for several reasons…
1. God has made the foolish things of this world wise and the wisdom of the world foolish for His sake to bring Glory only to Himself (as it should be.)
2. When things become difficult, some fall away from the faith, from the way when fire is applied. Even Jesus himself said that some would fall away as they grew up in shallow ground but the harsh sun withed the word of God for they had no root in God (meaning depth going deep with God choosing to get to know God not just the milk but the meat of God and obeying Him.)
3. Those that have the Truth of God in thorns cannot grow up for the cares of the world choked them out before they could grow into Christ.
4. As Paul states in 2 Timothy 3:16 At my first defense no one stood with me, but all forsook me. May it not be charged against them.
At the end of the day, I want to follow God, His son Yeshua and the leading of the Holy Spirit poured out as a drink offering, having fought the good fight, finishing the race of faith, diligent to obey and remain loyal to God and His Words no matter the cost.