While I was away on a trip to help my sister recover from surgery, I read chapter two of Satisfy my Thirsty Soul. In this thought provoking chapter, Dillow says that Scripture was key in giving her a deeper understanding of God’s holiness. To me, this sounds like a no-brainer. Of course Scripture is going to give us a deeper understanding of God’s holiness. But how many times do I read the Bible and not process it. I don’t come away with a deeper understanding of His holiness; but maybe a sense of accomplishment that I’ve read my Bible.
A.W. Tozer said, “God has been abridged, reduced, modified, edited, changed and amended until He is no longer the God whom Isaiah saw, high and lifted up.”
My prayer is that I will see Him, high and lifted up. That I will see my sinfulness, repent of it and then be able to worship Him fully. Dillow gives the definition of “worship”–”worthship”; to attribute worth to something or someone; an active response to God that declares His worth.”
He is worthy of so much more that I give Him.
A friend recommended this book to me…Satisfy My Thirsty Soul by Linda Dillow. The verse in the opening chapter is Psalm 63:1
O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you;
My soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you,
In a dry and weary land where there is no water. (NIV)
Have you ever had a thirst like that? A thirst where you just longed for water to quench your parched throat? That is how we are to long after God. Earnestly seeking Him.
I’m not sure about you, but that is convicting to me. So many times my days move along at such a pace that I don’t earnestly seek Him. This book is a 12 week practical study of satisfying your thirsty soul with God. This summer, it is my desire to work through this book and bring snippets and nuggets of truth to you the PEACH blog readers. Adding in the blog aspect will give me a level of accountability. If you’d like to join me–that would be great. Grab a copy of the book and let’s get started.
Dillow says that “Worship is the path to experiencing the presence of God, the way to face-to-face intimacy.” She goes on to say, “Worship is not just a specific act. It is also a lifestyle. Worship is a specific act of bowing my knees and declaring, ‘Holy, holy, holy.’ Worship is also a lifestyle of bowing my life and living ‘holy, holy, holy.’”
“Come let us worship and bow down, Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.” Psalm 95:6