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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Where Life and lips Join

"Not unto me, O Lord, not unto me, but unto thy name give glory ... our God is in the heavens" (Psalm 115:1, 3)

"Be thou exalted" (Psalm 21:13) is the language of victorious spiritual experience. It is a little key to unlock the door to great treasures of grace. It is central in the life of God in the soul. Let the seeking man reach a place where life and lips join to say continually "Be thou exalted," and a thousand minor problems will be solved at once.

His Christian life ceases to be the complicated thing it had been before and becomes the very essence of simplicity. By the will stay as if guided by an automatic pilot. If blown off course for a moment by some adverse wind, he will surely return again as by a secret bent of the soul.

The hidden motions of the Spirit are working in his favor, and 'the stars in their courses" (Judges 5:20) fight for him. He has met his life problem at its center, and everything else must follow along.

The spirit of self-denial. It is the result of a calm, deliberate, invincible attachment to the highest good ... a voluntary renunciation that is consistent with the glory of God and good of our fellowmen.

~A. W. Tozer~

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