Posted by: Jonathan Koloff | July 18, 2009

Still Thirsty

In his book, The Pursuit of God, A.W. Tozer writes, “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 for 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 thirsty still.”

So often we think that we have found God; that we are complete in our faith; that we know what we need to know about God. But the pursuit of God should be a continual thing. We should long to know Him more, with the same passion we longed for Him when we were first saved. Have some of us lost God?

We were asked this question in last Sunday’s sermon at Sojourn. It’s a very interesting concept. Have we lost God? The sermon was on II Chronicles 14-16. Daniel Montgomery, the teaching pastor, shared with us three results that come from seeking God.

-If we seek God then we will experience a time of peace (14:2-7)

-If we seek God then we will experience victory over our enemies (14:9-15; 16:1-10)

-If we seek God then we will experience God’s presence again (15:1-19)

We were challenged to, again, seek God in our own lives. To long for Him, to pursue Him, and to know Him better. It is so important that we become thirsty again; that we long for Him. Daniel challenged us to get up early for 20 days and just seek God. To set apart time simply to long for and pursue God.

II Chronicles 15:1-4 says, “The Spirit of the God came upon Azariah son of Obed. He went out to meet Asa and said to him, ‘Listen to me, Asa and all Judah and Benjamin. The Lord is with you when you are with him. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will forsake you. For a long time Israel was without the true God, without a priest to teach and without the law. But in their distress they turned to the Lord, the God of Israel, and sought him, and he was found by them.‘ ”

I pray that we will not be described as being without the true God, but as a people that have sought Him, and found Him.

Let’s become thirsty again.

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