If praying is all this work…

Why pray? Why not look at the fallow ground of our souls and think, “This is just pristine wild, untouched wilderness. Why should we disturb this?” Why “plow up” the fallow ground of our hearts in prayer? That phrase just sounds like… work. Ew. Tozer isn’t pleasant about this life of prayer, either! The plowed life isContinue reading “If praying is all this work…”

There is always the option of NOT praying

The beautiful thing about American Christianity is that it offers options. We can talk about revival all day long and come away thinking, “Wow. What an uplifting conversation.” The wonderful thing is we never really to do anything about it. Same thing with prayer. We can talk all day long. But in America, we have the option of actuallyContinue reading “There is always the option of NOT praying”

At the End of Ourselves

2 God said, “Take your son, your only son whom you love, Isaac, and go to the land of Moriah. Offer him up as an entirely burned offering there on one of the mountains that I will show you.” 3 Abraham got up early in the morning, harnessed his donkey, and took two of hisContinue reading “At the End of Ourselves”

God Waits to be Wanted

15 Moses replied, “If you won’t go yourself, don’t make us leave here. 16 Because how will anyone know that we have your special approval, both I and your people, unless you go with us? Only that distinguishes us, me and your people, from every other people on the earth.” 17 The Lord said toContinue reading “God Waits to be Wanted”

Thirst For God

Just like a deer that craves streams of water, my whole being craves you, God. 2 My whole being thirsts for God, for the living God. When will I come and see God’s face? (Psalm 42:1-2, CEB) A.W. Tozer’s great book, The Pursuit of God, was one of the first Christian classics I was introducedContinue reading “Thirst For God”

Happy Birthday, A.W. Tozer

Today apparently is the birthday of A.W. Tozer. Some great Tozer quotes: “One hundred religious persons knit into a unity by careful organization do not constitute a church any more than eleven dead men make a football team.” “I want the presence of God Himself, or I don’t want anything at all to do withContinue reading “Happy Birthday, A.W. Tozer”