It’s Wisdom Wednesday.
Time to ponder this glorious and gracious invitation from Jesus,
to come to Him and have our hunger and thirst satisfied.
The quotes below are from A.W. Tozer’s, The Pursuit God.
I pray that you will have some selah moments (pause and ponder) and then comment below to share how God is speaking to your heart.
- “God must do everything for us. Our part is to yield and trust”
- “We taste Thee, O Thou Living Bread, And long to feast upon Thee still: We drink of Thee, the Fountainhead and thirst our souls from Thee to fill.”
- “Every man must choose his world.”
- “To men and women everywhere Jesus says, “Come unto me, and I will give you rest.” The rest He offers is the rest of meekness, the blessed relief which comes when we accept ourselves for what we are and cease to pretend.”
- “Question: What is the chief End of Man? Answer: Man’s chief End is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.”
- “To be specific, the self-sins are these: self-righteousness, self-pity, self-confidence, self-sufficiency, self-admiration, self-love and a host of others like them”
- “The man who has struggled to purify himself and has had nothing but repeated failures will experience real relief when he stops tinkering with his soul and looks away to the perfect One. While he looks at Christ the very things he has so long been trying to do will be getting done within him. It will be God working in him to will and to do.”
- “We pursue God because, and only because, He has first put an urge within us that spurs us to the pursuit. “No man can come to me,” said our Lord, “except the Father which hath sent me draw him,” and it is by this very prevenient drawing that God takes from us every vestige of credit for the act of coming.” [Prevenient is a theological word that refers to the grace that “goes before”— the grace of God drawing man before man acts on his own. It is a reflection of God’s love and heart for man and how He pursues us for intimate relationship with Himself].
- “Self is the opaque veil that hides the face of God from us.”
- “For it is not mere words that nourish the soul, but God Himself, and unless and until the hearers find God in personal experience they are not the better for having heard the truth. The Bible is not an end in itself, but a means to bring men to an intimate and satisfying knowledge of God, that they may enter into Him, that they may delight in His Presence, may taste and know the inner sweetness of the very God Himself in the core and center of their hearts.”
Tozer certainly understands the idol of self and how it interferes with our accepting Jesus’ offer to eat and drink of Him. I am thankful that the Lord continues to teach me that it when I am surrendered and submissive that I find myself satisfied…no sweeter place to be and live. Glory to His Holy Name!
I pray that you will ponder the great love and grace of God
and share in the comments below.