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Tozer devotional

November 28, 2007
Collective Writings from the Books of A.W. Tozer
That Incredible Christian
Chapter # One
That Incredible Christian
Amid Contradictions
The Christian soon learns that if he would be victorious as a son of heaven among men on earth he must not follow the common pattern of mankind, but rather the contrary. That he may be safe he puts himself in jeopardy; he loses his life to save it and is in danger of losing it if he attempts to preserve it. He goes down to get up. If he refuses to go down he is already down, but when he starts down he is on his way up. He is strongest when he is weakest and weakest when he is strong. Though poor he has the power to make others rich, but when he becomes rich his ability to enrich others vanishes. He has most after he has given most away and has least when he possesses most. He may be and often is highest when he feels lowest and most sinless when he is most conscious of sin. He is wisest when he knows that he knows not and knows least when he has acquired the greatest amount of knowledge. He sometimes does most by doing nothing and goes furthest when standing still. In heaviness he manages to rejoice and keeps his heart glad even in sorrow.
Prayer
Lord, Your pattern of life for me is antithetical to that of this world. But it is in You I live. Deliver me from the enemy’s deception that I may see clearly Your way and follow it. In Jesus’ name.
Scripture
Do not deceive yourselves. If any one of you thinks he is wise by the standards of this age, he should become a “fool” so that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight.
— 1 Corinthians 3:18-19
Thought
Strong when weak and weak when strong! To embrace that truth–not just in mind but in heart and life expression–is to take a giant leap in spiritual maturity!
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Tozer devotional

November 28, 2007
Collective Writings from the Books of A.W. Tozer
That Incredible Christian
Chapter # One
That Incredible Christian
Amid Contradictions
The Christian soon learns that if he would be victorious as a son of heaven among men on earth he must not follow the common pattern of mankind, but rather the contrary. That he may be safe he puts himself in jeopardy; he loses his life to save it and is in danger of losing it if he attempts to preserve it. He goes down to get up. If he refuses to go down he is already down, but when he starts down he is on his way up. He is strongest when he is weakest and weakest when he is strong. Though poor he has the power to make others rich, but when he becomes rich his ability to enrich others vanishes. He has most after he has given most away and has least when he possesses most. He may be and often is highest when he feels lowest and most sinless when he is most conscious of sin. He is wisest when he knows that he knows not and knows least when he has acquired the greatest amount of knowledge. He sometimes does most by doing nothing and goes furthest when standing still. In heaviness he manages to rejoice and keeps his heart glad even in sorrow.
Prayer
Lord, Your pattern of life for me is antithetical to that of this world. But it is in You I live. Deliver me from the enemy’s deception that I may see clearly Your way and follow it. In Jesus’ name.
Scripture
Do not deceive yourselves. If any one of you thinks he is wise by the standards of this age, he should become a “fool” so that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight.
— 1 Corinthians 3:18-19
Thought
Strong when weak and weak when strong! To embrace that truth–not just in mind but in heart and life expression–is to take a giant leap in spiritual maturity!
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A.W. Tozer and Christian Mystics.

February 22, 2007

I have come across many anti emerging sites that often quote A.W. Tozer. Many of these same sites rail against contemplation, meditation and “Christian” mysticism… I was looking into some new books and came across a wonderful book by A.W. Tozer called “The Christian book of Mystical Verse” which has some great poems and prose by some of his favorite “mystics”…

Here is a quote from the back of the book:

“Although many Christians cringe at the term “mystic,” A.W. Tozer used the term to mean, “that spiritual experience common to the saints of the Bible times and well known to multitudes of person in the post-biblical era.” He referred to the evangelical mystic as one “who has been brought by the gospel into intimate fellowship with the Godhead.”

Here is one of the “gems” in the book… I might in the future share more.

Cooling Streams by Na­hum Tate
Nicholas Brady, 1696.

As pants the hart for cooling streams,
When heated in the chase,
So longs my soul, O God, for Thee
And Thy refreshing grace.
For Thee, my God, the living God,
My thirsty soul doth pine;
O, when shall I behold Thy face,
Thou majesty divine?
Why restless, why cast down, my soul?
Hope still; and thou shalt sing
The praise of Him Who is thy God,
Thy health’s eternal spring.
To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
The God Whom we adore,
Be glory as it was, is now,
And shall be evermore.

Blessings,
iggy


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A.W. Tozer and Christian Mystics.

February 22, 2007

I have come across many anti emerging sites that often quote A.W. Tozer. Many of these same sites rail against contemplation, meditation and “Christian” mysticism… I was looking into some new books and came across a wonderful book by A.W. Tozer called “The Christian book of Mystical Verse” which has some great poems and prose by some of his favorite “mystics”…

Here is a quote from the back of the book:

“Although many Christians cringe at the term “mystic,” A.W. Tozer used the term to mean, “that spiritual experience common to the saints of the Bible times and well known to multitudes of person in the post-biblical era.” He referred to the evangelical mystic as one “who has been brought by the gospel into intimate fellowship with the Godhead.”

Here is one of the “gems” in the book… I might in the future share more.

Cooling Streams by Na­hum Tate
Nicholas Brady, 1696.

As pants the hart for cooling streams,
When heated in the chase,
So longs my soul, O God, for Thee
And Thy refreshing grace.
For Thee, my God, the living God,
My thirsty soul doth pine;
O, when shall I behold Thy face,
Thou majesty divine?
Why restless, why cast down, my soul?
Hope still; and thou shalt sing
The praise of Him Who is thy God,
Thy health’s eternal spring.
To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
The God Whom we adore,
Be glory as it was, is now,
And shall be evermore.

Blessings,
iggy


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