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“For a long time I have believed that truth, to be understood, must be lived; that Bible doctrine is wholly ineffective until it has been digested and assimilated by the total life. The essence of my belief is that there is a difference, a vast difference, between fact and truth. Truth in the Scriptures is more than a fact. A fact may be detached, impersonal, cold, and totally disassociated from life. Truth on the other hand, is warm, living, and spiritual. A theological fact may be held in the mind for a lifetime without its having any positive effect upon the moral character, but truth is creative, saving, transforming, and it always changes the one who receives it into a humbler and holier man. At what point, then, does theological fact become for the one that holds it a life-giving truth?—At that point where obedience begins.” ~A. W. Tozer, That […]

“Yet for all God’s good will toward us, He is unable to grant us our heart’s desires till all our desires have been reduced to one. When we have dealt with our carnal ambitions; when we have trodden upon the lion and adder of the flesh, have trampled the dragon of self-love under our feet and have truly reckoned ourselves to have died unto sin, then and only then can God raise us to newness of life and fill us with His blessed Holy Spirit. For everyone that actually crosses over into the Promised Land there are many who stand for a while and look longingly across the river and then turned sadly back to the comparative safety of the sandy wastes of the old life!” ~A. W. Tozer, Born After Midnight Oh how foolish our heart is! We pray to God to fill our cup with his goodness, mercy, and […]

“We can hold a correct view of truth only by daring to believe everything God has said about Himself.” ~A. W. Tozer, The Knowledge of the Holy “Much of our difficulty as seeking Christians stems from our unwillingness to take God as He is and adjust our lives accordingly. We insist upon trying to modify Him and to bring Him nearer to our own image.” ~A. W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God I think one of the most uncomfortable things a Christian can come across while reading Scripture is a verse that states something that is contrary to what they want to believe or have traditionally believed for a long time. A dark cloud of dissonance forms within their mind and they scramble for any suitable explanation to dismiss the words in order to relax their taut nerves. Most Christians do not have the backbone to stand up and examine […]

Psalm 108:1-5 ESV (//Ps 57:8-11) My heart is steadfast, O God! I will sing and make melody with all my being! Awake, O harp and lyre! I will awake the dawn! I will give thanks to you, O LORD, among the peoples; I will sing praises to you among the nations. For your steadfast love is great above the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the clouds. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth! For years the haze of mediocrity loomed over me. I was resting in the ease and security of complacency and enjoyed the sweet caress of comfortability. Who was I…I was just another face in the crowd, another body trying to fit in and do what everyone else was doing. It was a dull pattern of conformity that left me feeling empty inside. The pangs of hunger never abated and I carried on in […]