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Desire for God
As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.
My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?
My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God? —Psalms 42:1–3 (KJV)
O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;
To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary. —Psalms 63:1–2 (KJV)
My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God. —Psalms 84:2 (KJV)
My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning. —Psalms 130:6 (KJV)
How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me? —Psalms 13:1 (KJV)
There is only one God, only one ruling power in all the universe; and the highest avenue through which God can express Himself is man. The hungering for God that is felt by man in his soul is really God hungering to express eternal life through man. God is always seeking to awaken man’s very soul to His mighty presence. He thus expands the consciousness, offering man an opportunity more fully and more perfectly to express Him. —Charles Fillmore, Teach Us to Pray
To succeed in anything you must want it very much—Desire must be in evidence in order to attract.... The stronger the Desire the greater the force set into motion. You must want a thing hard enough before you can get it. You must want it more than you do the things around you, and you must be prepared to pay the price for it. The price is the throwing overboard of certain lesser desires that stand in the way of the accomplishment of the greater one.... As a rule, the greater the thing desired, the greater the price to be paid for it. Nature believes in adequate compensation. But if you really Desire a thing in earnest, you will pay the price without question; for the Desire will dwarf the importance of the other things. —William W. Atkinson, Thought Vibration
Hitherto we have turned our heart and efforts toward the external for fulfillment of our desires and for satisfaction, and we have been grievously disappointed. The hunger of everyone for satisfaction is only the cry of the homesick child for its Father-Mother God. It is only the Spirit's desire in us to come forth into our consciousness as more and more perfection, until we shall have become fully conscious of our oneness with All-perfection. Man never has been and never can be satisfied with anything less. —H. Emilie Cady, Lessons in Truth
At the great heart of humanity there is a deep and awful homesickness that never has been and never can be satisfied with anything less than a clear, vivid consciousness of the indwelling presence of God. —H. Emilie Cady, Lessons in Truth