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In 1946 A.W. Tozer wrote these words:
"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." (Tozer, A.W. ; The Pursuit of God, Kindle Locations 25-29)
These words capture my heart today, and the hearts of my community of Jesus-followers.
We want to know God and be known by God.
We desire to live and breathe in the presence of God.
We are beginning this morning by abiding in Christ, and intend to abide in Him throughout the day.
We want, we need, God as a living experiential reality, and not as a mere religious theory to be discussed.
We hunger and thirst for God.
We expect to be wielded by God today in His redemptive mission.
You can purchase Tozer's beautiful, meditative, clarifying The Pursuit of God for only $2.78! (Which raises the question why the value is $2.78 and not, e.g., $2.79.)