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SEARCHING FOR GOD- Knowledge of the Holy- Tozer

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Quest for God

We began the hike at 12 am, up the trail of Sinai. My quest, was to encounter the living God.

Over the years, I have heard of the book, Knowledge of the Holy, by A.W. Tozer. I finally bought it and am up to Chapter 3. God desires us to press in and search for Him. He loves it. He stays hidden behind a thin veil through which we cannot see, but His eternal, loving being is unbelievably close to us. Here is a little quote from the book to wet your appetite:

“In approaching God, he says, the seeker discovers that the divine Being dwells in obscurity, hidden behind a cloud of unknowing; nevertheless he should not be discouraged but set his will with a naked intent unto God. …by the mercy of God faith can break through into His Presence if the seeker but believe the Word and press on.” Quote from The Cloud of Unknowing by John M. Watkins.

When I press in toward God, I can feel His smile and His hand draw me closer. God created man for relationship. Jesus demonstrated this, and was so close to the Father that Jesus only did what He heard the Father telling Him.

FREE VERSE POETRY: God quickens the poet in me, and bids me come like David. To find Him is my quest, which He has initiated in my heart. I feel a stir in my spirit, a beauty of sonnets or a well-executed painting, or the flutter of inspiration which alights like joy. My quest is not glistening gold or precious gems. It is not a tangible thing. It is HIM I seek, the intangible, mysterious, invisible God who woos me.

He leaves me traces of bread crumbs, taking me from the house of  bread to the ends of the earth to find the greatest treasure. I am on a treasure hunt with a map of verses, books and whispered hints in my spirit that feel like the unsettling rustling of leaves in the oak trees. I turn to see, but He stands in a shroud of invisible. I am sure He’s smiling on the other side. 

Share your thoughts on Searching for God in your life.

God’s Picture of Abundance!

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God’s idea of blessing is far above what we normally imagine. TheBible says the  Israelites sent spies into the promised land. They returned with a report that it was a land flowing with milk and honey. It says, “..and from there cut down a branch with a single cluster of grapes; and they carried it on a pole between two men, with some of the pomegranates and the figs.” Numbers 13:23.

God wants to bless us in every way, over the top, to the max, exceedingly above all we ask or imagine. We tend to limit God, to doubt Him and His goodness. Even when He gives us a glimpse, we lack faith. The Israelite spies said, the land is good, but there are giants in the land. How often do we see the glass half full? Are you living with a negative mindset? Fear is the opposite of faith. You need to go forward with what God has promised and stand in faith. Just look at all that abundance and blessing He has set before you. “Fear not, I am with you.”

“Let them shout for joy and rejoice, who favor my vindication;  And let them say continually, “The LORD be magnified, Who delights in the prosperity of His servant.” Psalm 35:27. God desires to bless us and make us prosper. Meditate on that while you eat a big bowl of grapes tonight.