Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Pursuit of God

Some crazy good quotes from my favorite chapter of The Pursuit of God...

The chapter is entitled Removing the Veil

Self is the opaque veil that hides the face of God from us. It can be removed only in spiritual experience, never by mere instruction. We may as well try to instruct leprosy out of our system. There must be a work of God in destruction before we are free. We must invite the cross to do its deadly work within us. we must bring our self-sins to the cross for judgment. We must prepare ourselves for an ordeal of suffering in some measure like that through which our Savior passed when He suffered under Pontius Pilate.

God must do everything for us. Our part is to yield and to trust. We must confess, forsake, repudiate the self-life and then reckon it crucified.

Insist that the work be done in very truth and it will be done. The cross is rough and it is deadly, but it is effective. It does not keep its victim hanging there forever. There comes a moment when the work is finished and the suffering victim dies. After that is resurrection glory and power, and the pain is forgotten for joy that the veil is taken away and we have entered in actual spiritual experience the presence of the living God.

- A.W. Tozer

Man! He encourages me so much and I would love to spend the next few hours processing my thoughts on all this (yes, it would take me that long...I'm a very slow writer ;) but alas, these dishes are not going to do themselves.

Enjoy this beautiful day!

1 comment:

Caryn said...

Awesome quote!