We cannot find God without God.
We cannot reach God without God.
We cannot satisfy God without God- which is
another way of saying
that all our seeking will fall short unless
God starts and finishes the search.
The decisive part of our seeking is not our
human ascent to God,
but his descent to us.
Without God's descent there is no human ascent.
The secret of the quest lies not in our brilliance
but in his grace.
May the Lord bless us this week as we abide in His grace.
*Quoted by Tullian Tchividjian in his book Surprised by Grace: God's Relentless Pursuit of Rebels