Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A Growing Hunger After God

This was my Tozer reading yesterday and I think it's too good not to pass along. Enjoy!

As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
--Psalm 42:1-2a

In this hour of all-but-universal darkness one cheering gleam appears: within the fold of conservative Christianity there are to be found increasing numbers of persons whose religious lives are marked by a growing hunger after God Himself. They are eager for spiritual realities and will not be put off with words, nor will
they be content with correct "interpretations" of truth. They are athirst for God, and they will not be satisfied till they have drunk deep at the Fountain of Living Water.

This is the only real harbinger of revival which I have been able to detect anywhere on the religious horizon. It may be the cloud the size of a man's hand for which a few saints here and there have been looking. It can result in a resurrection of life for many souls and a recapture of that radiant wonder which should accompany faith in Christ, that wonder which has all but fled the Church of God in our day. The Pursuit of God, 7.

This is something that really hits home with me. My seminary studies easily turn into a pursuit of the correct interpretation. In fact, I'm considering getting a PhD about finding a correct interpretation of Scripture. In the end I have to thirst after God. My prayer is to want more of Him.

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