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Saturday, May 19, 2012

do you possess a God-hungry soul?

The Lord is constantly teaching me things when I am attentive to His Voice. He is so amazing and it seems like every day I learn new things about Him and about myself. My greatest desire is for my relationship with Him to be in an ever-increasing state of intimacy. But I know that will only happen when I am living my life in total surrender to Him and His will. It will only take place when I am striving for Holiness in my life. If I want to be Christ-like then I have to be doing those things that Christ would do.

These past few weeks God has been really speaking to my heart and there are so many things that He is doing in my life. There are new places that He wants to take me in my walk with Him. I feel Him telling me that it is time for me to ascend to a higher place with Him in my spiritual journey. 

My week started with a beautiful quote I found in one of my A.W.Tozer books.  When I read it I was just blown away by the timeliness of it and the sweet way it just pierced my spirit.

"The longing cry of the God-hungry soul can
be expressed in five words.....
'Oh, to be like Thee'"

My soul is God-hungry.... I want more and more of Him. The more I find the more I want. The more I learn the more I search for new revelation. This type of longing in our hearts will produce steady growth in grace and consistency in our progression toward Christ likeness.

We surrender our hearts to our Lord so that we will have no unholy desires. We surrender our spirits to our Savior so that we see what is really important in our lives. It's about leaving our wants behind and replacing them with what He desires for us. 

I don't want to go anywhere in this life that He hasn't gone on before me and prepared my way. I want nothing that doesn't come from His Hand and from His perfect will for me. I want to be like Him. I want to live for Him. I want to grow each day in grace and truth and be a woman after His heart all the days of my life. 

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Truths He taught me these past few weeks:

*  When we truly encounter God, He will 
leave an imprint on our soul.

*  We can so water down the religion
of the New Testament until it has no strength...
no vitality... no life.. and no power.

*  The Word of God can reach us
intellectually or sympathetically.

*  Far from being an optional luxury in 
our Christian lives, the presence and the
power of the Holy Spirit is a necessity.

*  As our knowledge of the WORD increases,
so should our knowledge of the use of the WORD.

* When we die to ourselves, we learn how
to live authentically.

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Thank you sweet Lord for always teaching me. Thank you for giving me a willing spirit and a longing heart. I truly possess a God-hungry soul and for that I give You all the praise and honor and glory that only You are worthy of. I love you from the depths of my being and desire nothing but to please you in all that I say and do.


4 comments:

Sassy Granny ... said...

I love your "student's" heart. No wonder He teaches you. You're listening. Precious.

Jennifer @ GettingDownWithJesus.com said...

Tozer gets me. Every.Time. I have read and re-read and re-re-read Pursuit of God.

ali @ an ordinary mom said...

"Oh, to be like Thee!" - I love that hymn...

Thank you for stopping by my blog the other day. It's always nice to see a new name or face, or one that I haven't seen in a while. Your sweet words, and especially your prayers, mean so much!

Blessings-
ali

Faith Imagined said...

That quote so rocks! I shall claim it today. I really like your five points -- very applicable today!