March 31, 2004

Restless

"Thou hast formed us for Thyself, and our hearts are restless till they find rest in Thee."
--St. Augustine

Some people look at the Bible and Christianity as a whole and see rules and restrictions. They see barriers to their own personal happiness. They see walls and fences blocking them in.

They want out so bad that it hurts.

And many do "get out." They break free from God. And find themselves enslaved by sin.

Many don't ever recognize their position, their enslavement. They flounder around in sin and degradation, never realizing that true freedom can only be found in Him. And with that freedom from sin, their is true joy to be found.

"God formed us for His pleasure, and so formed us that we, as well as He, can in divine communion, enjoy the sweet and mysterious mingling of kindred personalities. He meant us to see Him and live with Him and draw our life from His smile."
--A.W. Tozer

Check out the book, The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer.