Archives For A.W. Tozer

Knee Deep

Chilly —  October 31, 2014 — 2 Comments

A few quotes I’m reading today…

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“I lack the fervency, vitality, life, in prayer which I long for. I know that many consider it fanaticism when they hear anything which does not conform to the conventional, sleep-inducing eulogies so often rising from Laodicean lips; but I know too that these same people can acquiescently tolerate sin in their lives and in the church without so much as tilting one hair of their eyebrows.” Jim Elliot

“Important as it is that we recognize God working in us, I would yet warn against an over preoccupation with the thought. It is a sure road to sterile passivity. God will not hold us responsible to understand the mysteries of election, predestination and the divine sovereignty. The best and safest way to deal with these truths is to raise our eyes to God and in deepest reverence say, Oh Lord Thou knowest. Those things belong to the deep and mysterious Profound of God’s omniscience. Prying into them may make theologians, but it will never make saints.” A.W. Tozer

“What the Church needs to-day is not more machinery or better, not new organizations or more and novel methods, but men whom the Holy Ghost can use — men of prayer, men mighty in prayer. The Holy Ghost does not flow through methods, but through men. He does not come on machinery, but on men. He does not anoint plans, but men, men of prayer.” E.M. Bounds

“He Himself is the fuel our spirits were designed to burn, or the food our spirits were designed to feed on. There is no other.” C.S. Lewis

I must strive for a deeper passion that pours from a deeper prayer life…
and, it’s on my knees where the deeper depths are found.

No Shortcuts

Chilly —  June 27, 2012 — 5 Comments

 “Breezy, self-confident Christians tell us how wonderful it is to accept Christ and then have a good time all the rest of your life; the Lord won’t demand anything of you. Yes, He will, my friend! The Lord will demand everything of you. And when you give it all up to Him, He may bless it and hand it back, but on the other hand He may not.” A.W. Tozer

“So no one can become my disciple without
giving up everything for me.” 
Luke 14:33

“If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you
give it up for me, you will find it.” 
Matthew 10:39

Seems like so many churches today try to make their conversions more user-friendly by promising trophies without training. Friends, Christianity is not an additive to your life – no way! It is losing your life, completely, in exchange for the amazing life offered through Christ Jesus, our Lord! This process can be painful, and will require sacrifice, separation and sanctification… are you up for it?! Let’s make NO apologies for the LIFE offered us through Jesus and let’s be sure to offer NO short-cuts… HE didn’t take ANY to become your Savior!

Everything is barely enough,
Chilly

Q: Do you take or offer shortcuts? How can you be sure you’re paying the price?