Wednesday, January 11, 2012

home and book

Well I haven't been inspired to write anything on here and I'm still not but this blog is something I want to keep up with, so I'm doing it anyway!  I was in a lull on our 3-ish week vacation.  haha which adults take a 3 week break from life? we do.

we spent about 9 or 10 days in chicago.
then spent a day driving back to nebraska.
then i taught piano for 2 days (i crammed all my lessons into 2 days). okay, so we didn't take a complete break from life.
then we spent about 10 days in omaha.

it was all pretty awesome!  but i'm glad to be back in a normal routine and it feels good to be home.  this truly feels like home.  i love that feeling.

on a different note, i've been reading slowly through A.W. Tozer's The Knowledge of the Holy.

The Knowledge of the Holy [Book]
this book is SO great. you can get it for like $2.00 online, so you probably should.  i wish i could quote the whole thing, but here is a quote from my reading for today.

"The truth is that there is not and can never be anything outside of the nature of God which can move Him in the least degree.  All God's reasons come from within His uncreated being.  Nothing has entered the being of God from eternity, nothing has been removed, nothing has been changed" (87).

at the beginning of the book, Tozer writes, "What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us...The essence of idolatry is the entertainment of thoughts about God that are unworthy of Him.  It begins in the mind and may be present where no overt act of worship has taken place."  He explains that we "learn by using what we already now as a bridge over which we pass to the unknown.  It is not possible for the mind to crash suddenly past the familiar into the totally unfamiliar."

although i am tempted to copy the entire second chapter, i'll refrain.  needless to say, this book is helping my finite mind to understand God better than before, although still far from a true understanding of Him.  it is humbling to read about the fact that though God made me in His image, He is far greater and vastly different than i.  

i've been reading a chapter per day.  that's all i can mentally handle and think about at once.  
happy tuesday! :)