“O God, I have tasted Thy goodness, and it has both satisfied me
and made me thirsty for more.
I am painfully conscious of my need for further grace.
I am ashamed of my lack of desire.
O God, the Triune God, I want to want Thee;
I long to be filled with longing;
I thirst to be made more thirsty still.
Show me Thy glory, I pray Thee, so that I may know Thee 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 Thee up from this
misty lowland where I have wandered so long”—A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God (via esthercha)
When I see pictures of friends with their significant other, particularly those that have been with this person for a substantial (committed) amount of time, I can’t help but think to myself how nice it must be to know who it is God has brought you to — to feel that happiness and blessed reassurance when you’ve been joined with the person God has in mind for you. I can’t deny the envy I feel at times.
The dialogue usually goes a little something like this; same song, different verse(s). (HA! see what I did there? I just might be clever.)
Me: God, am I still not ready - ready enough? Am I still not yet what I need to be for someone else? When will this happen for me? When will I know?
God: “Cass, there is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven… Wait for the Me… Delight yourself in the Me and I will give you the desires of your heart" (Ecclesiastes 3:1; Psalm 27:14; 37:4).
“WOMEN MUST LEARN TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN a man that flatters her and a man that genuinely compliments her…A man that spends money on her, and man who INVESTS in her….A man who treats her like PROPERTY, and a man who treats her PROPERLY…a man who lusts after her, and a man who loves her… A man who thinks he’s God’s gift to women, and a man who remembers that woman was God’s gift to man..”—(via acho17)
“…I love reading about ethics, I love philosophy, I love knowledge. But there is something greater than intellect. And as much as I find intellectual and smart people and subject attractive, there is something that appeals to my heart more than anything else, and that is You Lord. People and knowledge appeal to my mind, but there is no on that can reach my heart like You do.”—Christine Lee (via WordPress)