Tuesday, September 8, 2015

How Do You Communicate With God?

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Pursue and Cry Out - You Are My Glorious God!

I LOVE MUSIC, I love music!  Hymns, southern gospel, praise and worship, classical, classic rock and little bit of good old country (from back when it was western/country).

Music is communication.  It speaks to the depths of my soul.  God and I converse a lot when music abounds - and music is always around, even as I sing and hum old favorites.

I've wondered in the past, as others have I'm sure, why we can't just stick to hymns in church or older praise melodies.  I'm guilty.  It's not a new issue as I learned today.

Back in 1948, A.W. Tozer's thoughts were along the same line.  I'm currently reading his book, "The Pursuit of God", and it is inspiring, instructive and uplifting.

The following caused my heart to ponder this afternoon (from the book):  "'His track I see and I'll pursue,' sang our fathers only a short generation ago, but that song is heard no more in the great congregation.  How tragic that we in this dark day have had our seeking done for us by our teachers.  Everything is made to center upon the initial act of 'accepting' Christ (a term, incidentally, which is not found in the Bible) and we are not expected thereafter to crave any further revelation of God to our souls.  We have been snared in the coils of a spurious logic which insists that if we have found Him we need no more seek Him."

A few sentences later he goes on with: "In the midst of this great chill there are some, I rejoice to acknowledge, who will not be content with shallow logic.  They will admit the force of the argument, and then turn away with tears to hunt some lonely place and pray,'O God, show me thy glory.'  They want to taste, to touch with their hearts, to see with their inner eyes the wonder that is God."

As I am pursuing my saviour and treasuring this study I want to encourage you to cry out and pray "Oh God, show me thy glory."  What joy to learn that there are still hymns and melodies I have yet hear.  Poetry so refined.  I have older hymnals but these hymns predate my treasures.

Blessings to you my friends.

Share your thoughts with me.  I would love to hear from you.