Thursday, September 11, 2008

“No matter how hard 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 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.