The Heavens Declare the Glory of God, the Firmament the Work of His Hand

The Heavens Declare the Glory of God, the Firmament the Work of His Hand

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

"The loneliness of the Christian results from his walk with God in an ungodly world, a walk that must often take him away from the fellowship of good Christians as well as from that of the unregenerate world. His God-given instincts cry out for companionship with others of his kind, others who can understand his longings, his aspirations, his absorption in the love of Christ; and because within his circle of friends there are so few who share his inner experiences he is forced to walk alone. The unsatisfied longings of the prophets for human understanding caused them to cry out in their complaint, and even our Lord Himself suffered in the same way.

The man who has passed on into the divine Presence in actual inner experience will not find many who understand him. He finds few who care to talk about that which is the supreme object of his interest, so he is often silent and preoccupied in the midst of noisy religious shoptalk. For this he earns the reputation of being dull and over-serious, so he is avoided and the gulf between him and society widens. He searches for friends upon whose garments he can detect the smell of myrrh and aloes and cassia out of the ivory palaces, and finding few or none he, like Mary of old, keeps these things in his heart.

It is this very loneliness that throws him back upon God. His inability to find human companionship drives him to seek in God what he can find nowhere else".

A.W. Tozer
1897-1963

2 comments:

  1. Excellent post sister, I know what Tozer means. I just posted something similar concerning seeking God and referred to Tozer's book, 'the pursuit of God'. I sincerely believe today's Christianity sorely lacks this desire to seek Him, to be in His presence, to know Him more intimately. There seems to be a fear of being labeled charismatic if you desire such things. This is exactly what God is doing in my life at present, and I am so thrilled.


    Bless you Ali for this post

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  2. In the days in which we live, we must desire Him above all things. He is working in the remnant to perfect those who belong to Him.

    Blessings in our Precious LORD.

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