Notable and Quotable: Tozer

Image via author, unnamed lake, Wallowa Mountains, Oregon

From Aiden Wilson Tozer, as recorded in the book, “Experiencing the Presence of God.”

Speaking of our high calling: “Society is in a conspiracy to make us all bad; not too bad, because if we get too bad, we become a problem to the police. But not too good, for if we get too good, we are fanatical, so they say. So society wants to keep us nice, trimmed down, going to church, supporting boy’s and girl’s clubs and hospitals. Certainly those things are all right. The general society wants to keep us just good enough not be a problem to the police but bad enough to not bother their conscience.

I hear the voice of God calling us to a higher kind of life.”

Speaking of belief: “Remember: You do not believe a thing rightly until you act in accordance with it. When you bring your life into line with your faith, you are a believer. But when your life is not in line with your faith, you are no true believer at all.

Speaking of Jesus: “We see Him crowned with glory and honor at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. And when He comes back again, He will put all things under His feet.

For myself, with God’s help, I want to live for that time. I want my money to live for that time. I want my talents, whatever they may be, to live for that time. I want my time to be given for that hour when He comes back again. I do not want to divide my life and live for the earth while this is approaching. I believe with all my heart that God has put all things under His feet, and one of these days, He is coming back to take His power and to reign. May God grant that you and I be ready.

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