Thursday, September 11, 2008

“No matter how hard you strive...you will never arrive!”

I have begun, once again, to read that most amazing book, The Pursuit of God, by A.W. Tozer. If you have a heart that hungers and thirsts for God, it is a ‘must read’. I find that each time I read it, I underline more of it than I had previously underlined. Before I know it, I will have underlined it completely. Then, I suppose, I will have to get another copy and start all over again.

As I read this morning, I found my heart beating faster and faster as I was stirred to go deeper with God than ever. I want to go deep with God. I want to know Him more each day than the day before. I am easily discouraged by the times I fail to do this.

I am continually amazed at how much of God there is to discover. I will always remember, what I once heard a pastor say about the striving to discover God. He said, “No matter how hard you strive...you will never arrive.” I remember thinking that this was a depressing thought, much like going on a trip where you know you will never arrive at your final destination. As I pondered on his statement, I soon discovered its truth, realizing that the reason you never arrive is because there is so much of God to discover.

In the opening pages of The Pursuit of God, there is an introduction entitled Tozer’s Legacy. In it the writer writes, “Perhaps the continued usefulness of this book can be attributed to the writer’s (Tozer’s) great spiritual discovery that to seek God does not narrow one’s life, but brings it, rather, to the level of highest possible fulfillment.” Oh what a wonderful truth this is!

I pray that the Lord will never grow tired of my fumbling through attempts to discover the depths of who He is. I thank Him for His love and patience with me through that process. He is so good!

In the coming weeks, I will be sharing different things that the Lord stirs deep within my heart as I read through the pages of The Pursuit of God once again. My hope and prayer is that you might be encouraged by it and drawn into the exciting journey of discovering that there is more of God to be discovered, than we will ever fully discover.

3 comments:

Frank said...

The Pursuit of God was one of the books given to me by my brother, Marc, while I was in prison. I read it a couple of times then, and I've read it a couple of times since for classes in our church.

God promises that if we seek Him, we will find Him. What I've been finding out about God lately is this: The more I serve Him, the more I find Him. I think this happens because I am so needy. I am always having to ask Him for help. I'm no longer a self-starter. I need God to get me started, each step along the way. I can't even walk without holding His hand.

And, as I do what He patiently tells me, again & again, I get to know Him better. We talk as we walk along life's way. He tells me stuff. He's cool that way.

katemcdonald said...

I came to your blog through a friends and have bookmarked it... Tozer is my FAVORITE.

Have you ever read Knowledge of the Holy?

Chantal said...

This is great info to know.