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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Humility Invaded by the Presence

"By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches, and honor, and life" (Proverbs 22:4)

Bring your life into line morally so that God can make it holy; then bring your spiritual life into line that God may settle upon you with the Holy Spirit - with that quality of the Wonderful and the Mysterious and the Divine.

You do not cultivate it and you do not even know it, but it is there and it is this quality of humility invaded by the Presence of God which the church of our day lacks. On, that we might yearn for the knowledge and Presence of God in our lives from moment to moment, so that without human cultivation and without toilsome seeking there would come upon us this enduement that gives meaning to our witness! It is a sweet and radiant fragrance and I suggest that  in a few of our churches it may be strongly sensed and felt.

O God, let Thy glory be revealed once more to men: through me if it please Thee, or without me or apart from me, it matters not. Restore Thy Church to the place of moral beauty that becomes her as the Bride of Christ: through me, or apart from me; only let this prayer be answered. O God, honor whom Thou wilt. Let me be used or overlooked or ignored or forgotten. Amen

~A. W. Tozer~

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