Thursday, January 18, 2007

Tozer on Encountering God

The other day I read a little book called Gems from Tozer (Christian Publications, Camp Hill: PA, 1979). It is a book of quotes taken from twenty-two books, booklets, and pamphlets Tozer wrote. What follows in the next few posts are some of my favorites from the book.

“The God of the modern evangelical rarely astonishes anyone. He manages to stay pretty much within the constitution. Never breaks over our bylaws. He’s a very well-behaved God and very denominational and very much one of us, and we ask Him to help us when we’re in trouble and look to Him to watch over us when we’re asleep. The God of the modern evangelical isn’t a God I could have much respect for. But when the Holy Spirit shows us God as He is we admire Him to the point of wonder and delight” (14).

Oh Father, please help us die to our conception of you that we may see you as you are, be astonished to the depths of our souls, and then worship you with delight.

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