We often think linear but Jesus did not intend that for us, He always wanted us to be holistic in our view. He never wanted us to simply remain at a level where we learn lessons from Him line upon line and precept upon precept. There is a higher place which is holistic. Anything we are taught or learn has to apply to all three constituents of our being: spirit, soul and body. We are to have a complete make up of Christ in us. Not just body or soul or even just spirit. Therefore make sure when somebody is teaching the word of God that everything holds together. For example if somebody teaches about healing and on finances separately, and what they teach about healing contradicts that of finances or vice versa then they do not really know much about either or both. It all should fit together. The same principles of healing should apply to finances cause its all about us being in the place of giving life. For more understanding on this kindly listen to brother Curry Blake and gain truth. When it comes to intimacy with Holy Spirit it should come to a place where we cannot even tell the difference when He is doing something or you are doing something. We cannot think of gifts as a “thing” and get hung up but rather get to a place where we know what exactly the people are in need of and release that out of us. That’s the level of fellowship with Holy Spirit we are talking about.
Do you want to lack nothing in your christian walk ? Then walk through that trial and that fire and come out not smelling like smoke and with more awareness and crisp understanding of who God is. A lot of times trials are not seen well cause we think how life is going determines how much He loves us. We cannot allow life to speak louder than the gospel.