Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Tozer: the presence of God

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
    Commemoration of Aiden Wilson Tozer, Spiritual Writer, 1963
    The LORD came and stood there, calling as at the other times, “Samuel! Samuel!”
    Then Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.”
    —1 Samuel 3:10-11 (NIV)
    The presence of God is the central fact of Christianity. At the heart of the Christian message is God Himself waiting for His redeemed children to push in to conscious awareness of His presence. That type of Christianity which happens now to be the vogue knows this Presence only in theory. It fails to stress the Christian’s privilege of present realization. According to its teachings we are in the presence of God positionally, and nothing is said about the need to experience that Presence actually. We are satisfied to rest in our judicial possessions and, for the most part, we bother ourselves very little about the absence of personal experience.
    ... A. W. Tozer (1897-1963), The Pursuit of God [1948], Christian Publications, 1982, p. 35 (see the book)
    See also 1 Sam. 3:10; Ex. 3:4-6; Matt. 28:20; Acts 2:1-4; 17:27-28; Eph. 1:22-23
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, I know Your presence in my life.
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