Wednesday, February 28, 2007

A Daily Rush Through Devotions

Good morning. If we rush through our daily devotions, we no doubt also rush through prayer. A.W. Tozer's words back in 1948 are just as applicable today as they were back then. I know there are days when I have to get my Bible reading finished and I hurry my pray time. Tozer points out the tragedy of such a approach.

May we all today sit at the feet of Jesus and listen to his voice. May God's blessings rest on you today. Bryan

"A generation of Christians reared among push buttons and automatic machines is impatient of slower and less direct methods of reaching their goals. We have been trying to apply machine-age methods to our relations with God. We read our chapter, have our short devotions, and rush away, hoping to make up for our deep inward bankruptcy by attending another gospel meeting or listening to another thrilling story told by a religious adventurer lately returned from afar. The tragic results of this spirit are all about us. Shallow lives, hollow religious philosophies, the preponderance of the element of fun in gospel meetings, the glorification of men, trust in religious externalities, quasi-religious fellowships, salesmanship methods, the mistaking of dynamic personality for the power of the Spirit; these and such as these are the symptoms of an evil disease, a deep and serious malady of the soul." ... The Pursuit of God [1948]

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