Monday, September 28, 2009
~Ray Ortlund, from the Gospel Coalition Blog
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
~John Piper, When I Don't Desire God, p.25
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Monday, June 02, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Thursday, March 06, 2008
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
~Tozer, The Size of the Soul, p. 18
Thursday, June 28, 2007
~ A.W. Tozer
Monday, May 28, 2007
~ John Piper, A Hunger for God, p. 14
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
so pants my soul for you, O God.
2 My soul thirsts for God,
for the living God.
When shall I come and appear before God?
3 My tears have been my food
day and night,
while they say to me all the day long,
“Where is your God?”
4 These things I remember,
as I pour out my soul:
how I would go with the throng
and lead them in procession to the house of God
with glad shouts and songs of praise,
a multitude keeping festival.
5 Why are you cast down, O my soul,
and why are you in turmoil within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,
my salvation and my God.
Monday, April 30, 2007
Monday, April 09, 2007
and carried our sorrows;
yet we esteemed him stricken,
smitten by God, and afflicted.
5 But he was wounded for our transgressions;
he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
and with his stripes we are healed.
6 All we like sheep have gone astray;
we have turned—every one—to his own way;
and the Lord has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Wean it from earth; through all its pulses move;
Stoop to my weakness, mighty as Thou art;
And make me love Thee as I ought to love.
Hast Thou not bid me love Thee, God and King?
All, all Thine own, soul, heart and strength and mind.
I see Thy cross; there teach my heart to cling:
O let me seek Thee, and O let me find!
Teach me to love Thee as Thine angels love,
One holy passion filling all my frame;
The kindling of the heaven descended Dove,
My heart an altar, and Thy love the flame.
~ George Croly
Monday, February 19, 2007
Yet if we would know God and for other’s sake tell what we know, we must try to speak of His love. All Christians have tried, but none has ever done it very well. I can no more do justice to that awesome and wonder-filled theme than a child can grasp a star. Still, by reaching toward the star the child may call attention to it and even indicate the direction one must look to see it. So, as I stretch my heart toward the high, shining love of God, someone who has not before known about it may be encouraged to look up and have hope.
~ Tozer, The Knowledge of the Holy, p. 98
Saturday, February 17, 2007
And, O Lord, I pray that you would have mercy on me, and open the eyes of my heart to see you as you really are in all of your surpassing beauty. I pray that you would display your glory to me in the gospel. What I see and know of you now, I embrace with all my heart...and ask you to dwell mightily in me and make yourself the Victor in my life so that when I love my brothers and my enemies – as I intend to do with all my heart – the glory will go to you.
~ John Piper, audio sermon, How the Spirit Does What the Law Could Not Do
Monday, February 12, 2007
~ Tozer, The Knowledge of the Holy, p. 104
Saturday, February 10, 2007
Thy majesty how bright!
How beautiful Thy mercy-seat,
In depths of burning light!
How dread are Thine eternal years,
O everlasting Lord,
By holy angels, day and night,
O how I fear Thee, living God,
With deepest, tenderest fears;
And worship Thee with trembling hope,
And penitential tears.
Yet I may love Thee too, O Lord,
Almighty as Thou art;
For Thou hast stooped to ask of me
The love of my poor heart.
No earthly father loves like Thee,
No mother half so mild
Bears and forbears, as Thou hast done
With me, Thy sinful child.
How wonderful, how beautiful,
The sight of Thee will be,
Thine endless wisdom, boundless power,
And aweful purity!
~ Frederick Faber
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
~ John Piper, audio sermon, The Greatest Thing in the World
Monday, January 29, 2007
Monday, November 13, 2006
O God, I have tasted Thy 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 Thee; I long to be filled with longing; I thirst to be made more thirsty still. Show me Thy glory, I pray Thee, that so I may know Thee 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 Thee up from this misty lowland where I have wandered so long. In Jesus' name, Amen.
~ Tozer, The Pursuit of God, p.20
Monday, October 23, 2006
~ C.S. Lewis
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
~ Tozer, This World: Playground or Battleground?, p.34
Monday, October 16, 2006
~ Jonathan Edwards
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
~ John Piper, When I Don't Desire God, p. 14