Tuesday, January 29, 2013

love speaks

We have been considering in our service the great wonder of what Tozer calls "God's speaking voice." Through general and special revelation our Creator is always speaking - sometimes shouting, often whispering, but always speaking. His revelation is an overflow from His heart for us. 

The past few days I have been freshly aware that His choice to speak to me - to reveal Himself - is an act of love. Even when I am closed, distant, shielding and inattentive, he speaks words of spirit and life - and it just keeps coming. I need to be filled with that kind of love - closing off to others and God, keeping apart ... at a "safe" distance ... in doing so I fail to enjoy fully the love of God and others and I fail to give the love of God. May the cry of our heart be to be filled with that kind of love so that that as He speaks and reveals and demonstrates His unwavering love - we might do the same.

Here are two hymns that have really spoken to me...

O love that wilt not let me go,
I rest my weary soul in Thee;
I give Thee back the life I owe,
That in Thine ocean depths its flow
may richer, fuller be.  (G. Mattheson)

I love Thee so I know not how
My transports to control;
Thy love is like a burning fire
Within my very soul

Burn, burn, O love, within my heart,
Burn fiercely night and day,
Till all the dross of earthly loves
I burned, and burned away. (F. Faber)