Monday, February 23, 2009

A want to want God

I read this poem from A.W. Tozer's The Pursuit of God today on Justin Tailor's Blog and am knowing these thoughts all too well lately.  Thought you would be well served to read it as well. Love you All!
O God, I have tasted Your goodness,
and it has both satisfied me and made me thirsty for more.
I am painfully conscious of my need of further grace.
I am ashamed of my lack of desire.
O God, the Triune God,
I want to want You;
I long to be filled with longing;
I thirst to be made more thirsty still.
Show me Your glory, I pray,
so I may know You indeed.
Begin in mercy a new work of love within me…
Give me grace to rise and follow You up from this misty lowland
where I have wandered so long.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

22 Words

I read this and found it kinda funny. See if you can come up with any more.

22 English words that still exist almost entirely because of hymns and the King James Bible
By Abraham Piper on Language
(A guest post by Joe Rigney)
1. Verily
2. Buffet
3. Diadem
4. Beseech
5. Balm
6. Ebenezer
7. Hark!
8. Begotten
9. Hither
10. Admonish
11. Gird
12. Want (as in “lack”)
13. Hallowed
14. Firmament
15. Brethren
16. Bulwark
17. Countenance
18. Quickening
19. Adjure
20. Brimstone
21. Surety
22. Goad

What others can you think of?

Monday, February 2, 2009

Thoughts on need

I just read a great blog by Josh Harris.  It's reminding me of my friends in Japan who I miss dearly.  It also reminded me and encouraged me to not count the things of this world of much value.  I get to caught up in wanting this and that, and just this weekend, I had to turn away from feeling like I needed more.

I hope you all will go here and read his blog and be reminded of God's provision on what we need.