Old Favorites #4
Our Life's Landscapes - Part III


As of late last night, I am back from the Cove (Billy Graham Training Center).  Words cannot express the spiritual filling all of us who attended Anne Graham Lotz's "Filling Up to Overflow" received.   When I boarded the plane to come home yesterdayafternoon, I truly felt like I needed to re-enter the world I had left.   I am still so overwhelmed by the teaching, the worship and how God touched my heart.  And...I haven't even told you the rest of my experience at the Ladies' Retreat yet.  I am so far behind!!

So for today, since I still need to spend some time alone with God to process these things, unpack and start getting my house in order, I will just share the "theme" song of the seminar because it really touched my heart with what my purpose is in this world.  Many of you probably know this song, but I don't believe I had heard it until this past week, and I'm so glad that I did.  Won't you pray it with me?

One Pure and Holy Passion - by Mark Altrogge

Give me one pure and holy passion
And give me one magnificent obsession
Give me one glorious ambition for my life
To know and follow hard after You

To know and follow hard after You
To grow as Your disciple in the truth
This world is empty, pale and poor
Compared to knowing You, my Lord
Lead me on and I will run after You
Lead me on and I will run after You.

I want so much for this to be my one pure and holy passion...my magnificent obsession so as Anne so elegantly said (which I may not perfectly quote it):

If we embrace the magnificent obsession we will...

  • be blessed and become a channel of blessing to others
  • know Him and make Him be known
  • fulfill the potential He has for us.

Powerful words from a wonderful woman of God.  Won't you embrace this magnificent obsession with me?