Hide and Seek

December 18, 2008 at 5:59 am (Food for Thought) (, , , , , )

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Chew on this one…

“We have been snared in the coils of a spurious logic which insists that if we have found Him [God], we need no longer seek Him.”

~A. W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God

…and tell us what you think.

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5 Comments

  1. Miss Jocelyn said,

    Amen Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    Lauren – thank you for your comment on my “christmas” post. I do disagree that the meat is the same thing. We’re not offended anyone by not celebrating this pagan holiday or it’s traditions. Good discussion on that http://jacquedixon.com/?p=1274&cpage=1#comment-3652 (the actual comment). 🙂

  2. Anna said,

    I agree, and here’s some thoughts on the subject:

    I think it is because we are easily satisfied creatures. When we “get” God, we are happy and don’t always want to delve deeper. Then we complain of “losing” God, and attempt to re-create the experience that helped us “get” God (which doesn’t always work).

    I also think that it might be because we honestly don’t know how to seek God. With the breakdown of the family unit and of friendships comes our collective inability to maintain a relationship with God. We mistakenly think it’s just fire insurance, a one time thing, and we fail to understand that we have to chase God and not the world.

    -Anna

  3. J. said,

    So true! Thanks you for that Tozer quote. I find that to be true in my own life. But God wants so much more from me. Thanks again. Merry CHRISTmas!

  4. Larissa said,

    I don’t believe this is true for my life, I’m always hungry for more of Him. There are seasons when I don’t seek Him for several reasons, but for the most part if I don’t seek Him, everything feels totally irrelevant. Good quote though. God Bless.

  5. Abigail said,

    Anna, I think you are very right in your diagnosis…in fact, Tozer goes on to explain that a relationship doesn’t end with the initial “getting”…but a relationship must be a continual seeking and searching to know the other individual more and more.

    Larissa, I think I understand what you’re saying…and it’s exactly what I would say is true of my own life! When I’m not seeking God, my life is so devoid of purpose, joy and life. One of my current favorite songs has the line “it takes courage to worship.” I find that pursuing God takes effort–just like any human relationship! But, praise the Lord, God is the enabler and strengthener and the more I pursue, the stronger I become and the greater my desire! And how full is the reward for seeking!

    Thanks for reading and letting us hear your thoughts! We love to hear what others who love the Lord are finding in their walk with Him!

    Blessings to ya’ll!

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