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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Getting Alone With God

"In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength" (Isaiah 30:15)

There are some things that you and I will never learn when others are present. I believe in church and I love the fellowship of the assembly. There is much we can learn when we come together on Sundays and sit among the saints. But there are certain things that you and I will never learn in the presence of other people.

Unquestionably, part of our failure today is religious activity that is not preceded by aloneness, by inactivity. I mean getting alone with God and waiting in silence and quietness until we are charged with God's Spirit. Then, when we act, our activity really amounts to something because we have been prepared by God for it.

You do not need to seek Him here or there, He is no further off than the door of your heart. There He stands lingering, waiting for whoever is ready to open and let Him in. You do not need to call to Him in the distance. He is waiting much more impatiently than you, for you to op;en to Him. He is longing for you a thousand times more urgently than you are for Him. It is instantaneous: the opening and the entering.

~A. W. Tozer~

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