Quotes of Wisdom

What is a God Chaser?

A God chaser is an individual whose hunger exceeds his reach.

A God chaser is a person whose passion for God's presence presses him to chase the impossible in hopes that the uncatchable might catch him. A child chases a loving parent until, suddenly the strong arms of the father enfold the chaser. The pursuer becomes the captive; the pursued the captor. Paul put it this way : "I chase after that I may catch that which apprehended me" (Phil. 3:12).

Job was a God chaser. He said, "Oh that I knew where I might find Him!" David was one; he said, "My soul follows hard after Thee." Paul was one too: "that I may know Him…." The passionate paths of God chasers can be traced across the pages of history from Moses the stutterer, David the singer, and Paul the itinerant preacher, to contemporaries like A. W. Tozer, Leonard Ravenhill, Wade Taylor, and countless others who share one common bond: an insatiable hunger to know their Lord. These are people whose relentless, passionate pursuit of Christ often made them appear foolish in the eyes of others. Yet, having tasted His goodness and glimpsed the invisible they could be satisfied with nothing less.

Add your name to the list… become a God chaser. Who knows? You might be one whom He catches.

Tommy Tenney, 1999




Godliness

Godliness is not a spiritual luxury enjoyed only by saints of the past and superstars of today. It is both the privilege and the duty of every Christian. God has given to each of us "everything we need for life and godliness."

But what makes a Christian godly?

Godliness, says Jerry Bridges is devotion to God which results in a life that is pleasing to Him. Devotion is impotent without action; action is dry and sterile without devotion. We need an inward foundation of God-centeredness in order to build an outward structure of Godlikeness.

Jerry Bridges.