Lays Potato Chips once had an advertising slogan that proclaimed “You can’t eat just one.” It was so good, you wanted more. You were satisfied, but with an unsatisfied satisfaction. That is what God desires for us—that we desire Him, yet want Him more. In the 1940s, A.W. Tozer published his classic book The Pursuit of God, calling people to this highest life:
In this hour of all-but-universal darkness one cheering gleam appears: within the fold of conservative Christianity there are to be found increasing numbers of persons whose religious lives are marked by a growing hunger after God Himself. They are eager for spiritual realities and will not be put off with words, nor will they be content with correct “interpretations” of truth. They are athirst for God, and they will not be satisfied till they have drunk deep at the Fountain of Living Water.
His call to hunger after God is just as timely and timeless today. My book Come Up Higher! is about hungering after God Himself. It is my prayer, along with Tozer, that you become eager for spiritual realities and that you will not be content with less than all God has for you. Join with what Tozer called “The Fellowship of the Burning Heart.” Pray with Tozer this prayer for more:
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 of further grace. I am ashamed of my lack of 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, that so 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. In Jesus’ name, Amen.