Chapter 6 opens with a prayer that speaks to my soul and I'm making it my prayer each day:
Oh 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 desire. Oh 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 and follow Thee up from this misty lowland where I have wandered so long. - A.W. Tozer The Pursuit of God
So many people are in need and deserve my prayers. I got a text today that a family member just found out he has cancer. My sisters are away from the Lord. A close friend is facing a potential serious condition, the list goes on and on. I can no longer hide behind trivial things. Don't get me wrong - I still love my home magazines and the Pottery Barn catalogs that arrive in the mail and I will continue to blog about the great new styles that I see because I love creative things, but I can't let them be priority. I can't be afraid to face reality. Too many people are depending on my prayers.