Saturday, June 19, 2010

Misty Lowland

A Misty Morning Pictures, Images and Photos

Words have become my way of expressing myself both with voice and pen. There are times when we are so concerned with OUR words that we forget to share the words of another. And so today I want to share words that spoke so loud and clear to my heart that they leaped off the page at me. They come from Francis Chan’s book titled “Crazy Love.” While I am not necessary promoting this book, I will say it has been an inspirational, challenging one for me. These words are the beginning of chapter six being credited to A.W. Tozer. After reading most of the book (almost finished), I feel sure he nor Mr. Tozer will not mind my repeating this prayer to God. God is the one after all that gives us our words, is He not?

“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 for 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, so that I may know Thee indeed. Begin in mercy a new work of love with 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.”

While we live on top a hill called "South Hills", often I too find myself in misty lowlands longing for more of God.  My hope today is that you too will long to repeat these words to our Lord and Savior.

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Photo of misty land from  Clicking on picture will lead you to that site.
Prayer from "Crazy Love" by Francis Chan


  1. Thank you, thank you, for sharing Tozer's prayer!

  2. This is a lovely prayer. I'm glad you chose to share it today.


  3. A nice post. I love the photo you chose to go with it.

  4. A beautiful prayer, thank you ~ Blessings ~

  5. Such beautiful place.
    Great words and post.
    God bless.

  6. I enjoyed the photo and prayer....God bless.

  7. Thank-you for sharing this beautiful prayer.
    The words are all so familiar to me.
    God Bless,

  8. I love this prayer. It is so timely (but that's how God works). I just started reading a book, "God-A Good Father," and it has been saying in much the same way, what this prayer is saying. I believe it is also what God's heart desires, "Thirst for me, long for me, draw near to me...know me."
    Thank you for sharing this~
    Charlotte/For Such A Time As This

  9. This could be a prayer many of would pray. Thank you for sharing it with us.
    Blessings for a good week ahead.


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Linda J