Longing for more of God's realized Presence; a moment of reflection on your Journey to More:

Hymnody is sweet with the longing after God, the God whom, while the singer seeks, he knows he has already found . 'His track I see and I’ll pursue,' sang our fathers only a short generation ago, but that song is heard no more in the great congregation.

 

How tragic that we in this dark day have had our seeking done for us by our teachers. Everything is made to center upon the initial act of “accepting” Christ (a term, incidentally, which is not found in the Bible) and we are not expected thereafter to crave any further revelation of God to our souls.

 

We have been snared in the coils of a spurious logic which insists that if we have found Him we need no more seek Him. This is set before us as the last word in orthodoxy, and it is taken for granted that no Bible-taught Christian ever believed otherwise. Thus the whole testimony of the worshiping, seeking, singing Church on that subject is crisply set aside. The experiential heart-theology of a grand army of fragrant saints is rejected in favor of a smug interpretation of Scripture which would have sounded strange to an Augustine, a Rutherford or a Brainerd. 

 

In the midst of this great chill, there are some I rejoice to acknowledge, who will not be content with shallow logic. 

 

“O God, show me thy glory.” They want to taste, to touch with their hearts, to see with their inner eyes the wonder that is God.  AW Tozer

 

Abba, my prayer and MY quest; Please instill in me, and stir up in my heart a passion to know You more intimately, seek you more passionately, and experience Your peace. A peace that is 'beyond understanding', promised to those who draw ever closer to Your Heart.

 

As the Apostle  Paul opined, (Eph. 3:) 19 "It's my earnest desire to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, and be filled up to all the fullness of God. 20 Assured that You are able to do far more abundantly beyond all that i ask or think, according to the power that works within me. 21 To You be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen." LSV.

 

Have a blessed New Year, and may God bless each of you richly as you seek More of Jesus' beautiful Face.

 

Lee

Phil. 3:10

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