Saturday, June 4, 2011

Why Settle?

Why do we consent to abide all our days just outside the Holy of Holies and never enter at all to look upon God?"
-A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God

Why do we stay on the outside instead of entering in?

Why do we . . .
Stand on the edge when we can stand in awe?
Wander in the wilderness when we can dwell in the Promised Land?
Stay thirsty when we can be refreshed by Living Water?
Stay hungry when we can be satisfied by the Bread of Life?
Continue searching when we can be found in Him?
Live in captivity when we can walk in freedom?
Sew the seed of disobedience when we can bear the fruit of righteousness?
Settle for knowledge of man we can have the knowledge of The Holy?
Hold on when we can surrender?
Stay busy when we can abide?
Keep striving when we can rest in Him?
Settle for little when we can live in abundance?

We can feast, we can drink from His river of delights, we can enjoy abundance. Instead, we settle for things that never satisfy. We live exhausted, overwhelmed, beaten, and bruised. He redeems us so that we might live fulfilled, healed, and set free.

We can enjoy His presence, we can enter in. We don't have to settle any longer . . .

"Thou hast formed us for Thyself and our hearts are restless until we find rest in thee." -St.Augustine

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