Thursday, October 23, 2003

1 O God, you are my God,
earnestly I seek you;
my soul thirsts for you,
my body longs for you,
in a dry and weary land
where there is no water.

2 I have seen you in the sanctuary
and beheld your power and your glory.
3 Because your love is better than life,
my lips will glorify you.
4 I will praise you as long as I live,
and in your name I will lift up my hands.
5 My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods;
with singing lips my mouth will praise you.

6 On my bed I remember you;
I think of you through the watches of the night.
7 Because you are my help,
I sing in the shadow of your wings.
8 My soul clings to you;
your right hand upholds me.
--- Psalm 63:1-8

"If there's one word of advice I could give you for college: Never lose your desperation for Christ."

No, not having a desperation for the blessings of God ... or craving the fellowship of man, or the fruits of what this world has to offer. If you pursue Christ relentlessly, with the same purpose and focus that you have in having fun, do academia, or even pursue relationships with the opposite sex ... if you applied that tenacity to your pursuit of Christ, that uncompromising, single-minded pursuit of the luminous nazarene, I guarantee you ... you will enter into a life so abundant, so amazing, so beautiful, your life will never be the same.

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