Posted by on Mar 27, 2011 in Uncategorized | 4 comments

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"The stiff and wooden quality about our religious lives is a result of our lack of holy desire.  Complacency is a deadly foe of all spiritual growth."

"The simplicity which is in Christ is rarely found among us.  In its stead are programs, methods, organizations and a world of nervous activities which occupy time and attention but can never satisfy the longing of the heart."

"O God, I have tasted your goodness, and it has both satisfied me and made me thirsty for more.  I am painfully conscious of my need of further grace.  I am ashamed of my lack of desire.  O God, the Triune God, I want to want You; I long to be filled with longing; I thirst to be made more thirsty still.  Show me Your glory, I pray, that so I may know You indeed.  Begin in mercy a new work of love within me. Say to my soul, 'Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.'  Then give me grace to rise and follow You up from this misty lowland where I have wandered so long.  In Jesus' Name, Amen."

A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God