Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Loving God

"You and I want to love God if He'll bless us. We want to love Him if He'll save our children. We want to love Him if He'll provide us with a lovely home, or if we can keep all of our things. We want to love Him, but we think He ought to be doing something for us.

But there is a deeper level, an inner knowing for you and me, where we just fall in love with God because He is God. We love God in the same way God loves us. He didn't have to learn to do it; He can't help but do it. So also we can't help but love Him.— The Rest of the Gospel: When the partial Gospel has worn you out, page 242

<idle musing>
Yes! I want the second paragraph! You can keep your stuff; I want God! Nothing less will satisfy my soul—and, if you are honest with yourself, nothing else will satisfy you, either.
</idle musing>

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