“It is the unhurried meditation on gospel truths and the exposing of our minds to these truths that yields the fruit of sanctified character.”
— Maurice Roberts, The Thought of God
Or as my friend Ray Ortlund says, “Stare at the glory of God until you see it.”
Very few Christians get gospel wakefulness because it sounds so ethereal, intangible. And aside from the facts that Jesus Christ is material and tangible and that what he did was physical and historical, the process of gospel wakefulness is kinda ethereal and intangible. It’s supernatural. It happens in the regenerate heart and overflows into the sanctified life.
But it results from gospel proclamation and transformation (Rom. 1:16; 10:14).
And this is why all the practical tips in the world won’t save a dang soul.
Lazarus didn’t need 7 steps. He needed Jesus’ resurrecting word.