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Tuesdays with Tozer- Holy Men & Women

The desire others carry for God can help ignite our own.

Some people have a knack for making me hungry to know God. I know a few people who when I'm done talking with them make me want to know and love Him more. I treasure those people. They don't try to be religious. They don't attempt to be spiritual. They simply are themselves and in the process radiate the presence of God. Many of them have trekked through dark valleys yet they still carry a hopeful, persistent, passion and love about them.

To have found God and still to pursue Him is the soul's paradox of love, scorned indeed by the too-easily-satisfied religionist, but justified in happy experience by the children of the burning heart. St. Bernard stated this holy paradox in a musical quatrain that will be instantly understood by every worshipping soul:We taste Thee, O Thou Living Bread,And long to feast upon Thee still:We drink of Thee, the FountainheadAnd thirst our souls from Thee to fill.Come near to the holy men and women of the past and you will soon feel the heat of their desire ...
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