I suppose it is long past time I got myself a blog. I’m not really sure why I haven’t before nor why I have now suddenly decided to do so now. Nevertheless, here it is, my new blog. Hopefully, I will actually write on it. Better yet, hopefully, I will actually write things that are worth reading. If not, I will at least have the pleasure of taking advantage of today’s technology to freely and easily send my thoughts out into the world.
As many who know me can testify, I dearly love to write. I think my passion for it springs from my love of learning. When I learn or discover truth, it excites me and makes me want to tell other people. That is essentially why I write. I want to share the Truth of God because, in the world we live in, it is our most precious commodity. Like a beautiful tapestry, it is more intricate than I can begin to fathom. I don’t see every thread or quite understand how they are all woven together, but I do see that they do hold together to form a complete, cohesive, and beautiful picture. It is a picture I never grow tired of gazing at nor of beckoning others to come and gaze with me.
I thought the name of the blog, “Thirsting for Glory,” was fitting because it is my hope that that would be the defining characteristic of my life. Thirst implies a deep need and longing that drives us to seek that which will satisfy. I want to increasingly thirst for glory, not my own, but the glory of God. It is strange to say that in a way. Normally, we think of thirst being satisfied and then decreasing, not increasing. A thirst that only increases after tasting its object would seem torturous and anything but satisfying.
However, when it comes to the glory of God, it is quite different. When God is glorified through our lives, our souls are totally satisified, for that is the purpose for which we were made. At the same time, it makes us desire to know Him more, treasure Him more, and therefore, glorify Him more. You see, we can never have enough bcause the glory of God is infinite. It is at once, infinitely satisfying and infinitely desirable.
So it my hope that this blog, in some small way, will reveal the infinite worth, beauty, and glory of God in such a way as to make myself and others thirst for more.
“O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and wearly land where there is no water. So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory. Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.” -Psalm 63:1-3