A Hunger for God

4 Dec

Following from the book review last night I thought I would share the links with you – the second one is specifically the link to online books – quite handy and… FREE! 

Again the book I shared on was “A Hunger for God”

http://www.desiringgod.org/

http://www.desiringgod.org/resource-library/online-books/by-title

We’re now heading into the holidays so it’s a great opportunity to use your spare time to seek the Lord.  I’m aware most of us probably won’t cause ultimately – we don’t care enough.  So I’m going to rant a bit here in the hopes to encourage someone towards the pursuit of a deeper intimacy with our Heavenly Father – cause He is so worthy!

Lately, I’ve been thinking about Psalms 73:25-26:

Whom have I in heaven but You? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides You.  My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

And also Psalms 16:11

You make known to me the path of life; inYour presence there is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

I won’t expand on those too much cause I’ll end up writing a thesis… But just think deeply about the implications of those two Psalms.  These holidays I know we will seek many things for entertainment and enjoyment – and there is nothing wrong with most of that – BUT be mindful – are we selling ourselves short?  Can anything that we fill our lives with measure up to the fullness of joy?  Or are we so dulling our spiritual senses where we are so satisfied with this world that we miss the blessings and privelege of relationship with God, or worse still don’t even care?  Are we not even hungry for God?  Are we more concerned about the things of this world than the things of heaven? And most importantly, are we giving God the place in our lives and honour that He alone deserves?

I hope God would graciously open our eyes to His infinite worth and excellence – that we might pursue Him, experience Him and love Him as He deserves. 

If you feel bored or lifeless this holidays – give all you can to be with THE Life-giver and Joy-creator. 

“In [His] presence is fullness of joy”

“Entertainment is the devil’s substitute for joy” – Leonard Ravenhill

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