Here is a beautiful prayer I pray daily, it was written by AW Tozer from his book “Following Hard After God”.
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, that so I may know You 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 You up from this misty lowland where I have wandered so long. In Jesus name. Amen
May this be our prayer daily! May we yearn and drink deeply from God’s word.
In the opening sentence of Tozer’s The Knowledge of the Holy. Is found one of the most important, profound sentences that I have ever read. “What I believe about God is the most important thing about me.” Tozer is telling us a great truth that everything we believe, everything we do, every sin with which we struggle, every attempt to understand who we are and what it means to be a Christian is rooted in our thoughts about God.
Your view of God affects everything you think, feel and do. Think about it, it affects your prayer life and is the key influencer of all of your thoughts and actions. Once I was able to truly understand who God was (his character etc.), my heart changed, I began to have a deeper walk with Him, able to trust more and in turn began to change my heart.
What about you? Are the things you think about God true to who He is? Don’t answer too quickly. We MUST remember this, whatever you know about God is so minute compared to what there is to know about Him; He is INFINITE. We need to continually seek Him each and every day! Ask Him to reveal Himself to you in a new and deeper way. Never be satisfied with your walk with Him, continue growing in the Grace and Knowledge of Him.
What do you think about God? Food for thought.
I want to encourage you TODAY to seek Him out in a new way and allow Him to change the most important thing about you. Amen