Excerpt: The Pursuit of God, The Human Thirst for the Divine, A.W. Tozer

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 wondered so long. In Jesus' name. Amen
Excerpt: The Pursuit of God, The Human Thirst for the Divine, A.W. Tozer

Monday, December 2, 2013

Merry Christmas

A friend shared this with me.  It goes around every year, but maybe it needs to be spread around throughout the year!!!  In light of some of the fights I saw people having over Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, We need to bring the Merry back to CHRISTmas!!!

Twas two  months before Christmas
When all  through our land,

Not a  Christian was praying 
Nor taking  a stand. 
Why the PC  Police had taken away
The reason  for Christmas - no one could  say.

The  children were told by their schools not to  sing 
About  Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and  things. 
It might  hurt people's feelings, the teachers would  say 
December  25th is just a ' Holiday '. 
Yet the  shoppers were ready with cash, checks and  credit 
Pushing  folks down to the floor just to get  it! 
CDs from  Madonna, an X BOX, an I-Pod 
Something  was changing, something quite  odd! 
Retailers  promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa 
In hopes  to sell books by Franken and Fonda. 
As Targets  were hanging their trees upside  down
At Lowe's  the word Christmas - was no where to be  found.

At K-Mart  and Staples and Penny's and  Sears
You won't  hear the word Christmas; it won't touch your  ears.

Inclusive,  sensitive, Di-ver-is-ty 
Are words  that were used to intimidate me. 
Now  Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton, Wolf  Blitzen 
On Boxer,  on Rather, on Kerry, on Clinton! 
At the top  of the Senate, there arose such a  clatter 
To  eliminate Jesus, in all public  matter. 
And we  spoke not a word, as they took away our  faith 
Forbidden  to speak of salvation and grace 
The true  Gift of Christmas was exchanged and  discarded
The reason  for the season, stopped before it  started.

So as you  celebrate 'Winter Break' under your 'Dream  Tree' 
Sipping  your Starbucks, listen to me. 
Choose  your words carefully, choose what you  say 
Shout  MERRY CHRISTMAS, not Happy  Holiday!  

Please,  all Christians join together and wish  everyone you meet  

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