Retreat Readings #1

"The whole transaction of religious conversion has been made mechanical and spiritless. Faith may now be exercised without a jar to the moral life or embarrassment to they adamic ego. Christ may be received without creating any special love for him in the soul of the reciever. The man is saved, but he is not hungry nor thirsty after God. In fact, he is specifically taught to be satisfied and is encouraged to be content with little. The modern scientist has lost god amid the wonders of his world. We Christians are in real danger of losing God amidst the wonders of His word."
- A.W Tozer "The Pursuit of God" PG. 13

" Oh god, I've 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. Oh 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 the glory, I pray, that's 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."
- ibis PG. 20

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