Friday, July 10, 2009


Hi Friends~ 
I have missed my time with you! I have some things in my heart and stirring in my head that I can hardly wait to write about! My daughter was home from New York City and I have been very preoccupied before, during, and after her visit! I will share more with you about it later. 

I was ready to write about something that has been on my heart since the last time I wrote, and I was all set to do so today, until I read my devotion by Tozer this morning. I decided that I just had to share the richness of his words with you. I know that you will be blessed and encouraged and possibly will want to share them with someone dear to you! 

It is taken from Tozer on the Holy Spirit, a 366-Day Devotional compiled by Marilynne E. Foster.

I pray that you will feel like you have received a fresh drink from the well of your salvation! I did!


The Holy Spirit is Waiting

My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me. Psalm 63:8

I am reminded that one old saint was asked, "Which is the more important: reading God's Word or praying?" To which he replied, "Which is more important to a bird: the right wing or the left?" The writer to the Hebrews was telling his readers.......and telling us.....that Christians must believe all there is to be believed. They are to do all that the Word commands them to do. Those two wings take the Christian up to God!.....

God has purposefully given us a mental capacity with wide human boundaries. Beyond that, if we are justified, regenerated believers, He has given us an entirely new spiritual capacity. God wants us to believe, to think, to meditate, to consider His Word. He has promised that the Holy Spirit is waiting to teach us. He has treasured us concerning all of our blessings in Jesus Christ.  

Oh God, I have tasted Thy goodness, and it has both satisfied me and made me thirsty for more... I want to want Thee; I long to be filled with longing; I thirst to be made more thirsty still. Show me Thy glory. 



Joyful said...

Oh Cheri, I have to share that full Tozer quote with you. It's one of my favourites.

"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 for further grace. I am ashamed of my lack of further 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, so that 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 up and follow Thee up from this misty lowland where I have wandered so long. In Jesus' name. Amen."

Lord, increase my thirst,

Cheri Bunch said...

I LOVE that, Joy! It is the cry of my heart!!! Thank you for sharing!
Love you,

Laura said...

So good, Cheri!And I love Joy's too! I have missed you, my friend. I'm still thinking about "visiting" SheSpeaks, I just don't know if I'll be able to work it out. It would be so wonderful to give you a hug! I'll keep you posted!