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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Happy With Only Him

"The Lord is my strength and song ... he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation ... and I will exalt him" (Exodus 5:2)

Being lonely in this world will only drive you to a closer communion with the God who has promised never to leave you or forsake you. He is altogether good and He is faithful. He will never break His covenant or alter that which has gone from His mouth. he has promised to keep you as the apple of His eye. He has promised to watch over you as a mother watches over her child.

God's anxiety for you is real, and His pattern for you is plain. He says, "This is the sign of your pleasing My indwelling Spirit: you have been absorbed with Christ, you have made your thoughts a clean sanctuary for His holy habitation."

Build that invisible altar within. Let the Spirit of God produce the living, cleansing flame that marks your devotion to Christ, our Lord.

It is part of my belief that God wants to get us to a place where we would still be happy if we had only Him! We don't need God and something else. God does give us Himself and  lets us have others things, too, but there is that inner loneliness until we reach the place where it is only God that we desire.

~A. W. Tozer~

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