That Rare Christian

by | May 31, 2017 | Spiritual Life | 0 comments

A couple months ago, for my birthday, some students here at CCA decorated both double doors to our office with post-it notes, all with quotes—some bible verses, some quotes from conversations in our office, and many, many quotes from A.W. Tozer. It was a true showing of teenager love. After about a week, I gathered them up so I could read them all, and a couple days ago, I finally got to it. The Tozer quotes are gold. So edifying in the fullest sense of the word. I picked out the best, and figured I’d share them here. Enjoy!

God is looking for people through whom He can do the impossible. What a pity we plan to do only the things that we can do by ourselves.

Be hard on yourself and easy on others. Carry your own cross but never lay one on the back of another.

Worship is no longer worship when it reflects the culture around us more than the Christ within us.

What’s closest to your heart is what you talk about, and if God is close to your heart, you will talk about Him.

There are rare Christians whose very presence incites others to be better Christians. I want to be that rare Christian.

Prayer will become effective when we stop using it as a substitute for obedience.

People on earth hate to hear the word repent. Those in hell wish they could hear it just once more.

When I understand that everything is happening to me is to make me more Christ-like, it resolves a great deal of anxiety.

We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum.

To have found God and still pursue Him is the soul’s paradox of love.

Faith is the gaze of a soul upon a saving God.

If a man wants to be used by God, he cannot spend all of His time with people.

You can blame circumstances, but backsliding always begins in the heart.

An honest man with an open Bible and a pad and pencil is sure to find out what is wrong with him very quickly.

I don’t want the world to define God for me. I want the Holy Spirit to reveal God to me.

Jesus Christ knows the worst about you. Nonetheless, He is the one who loves you the most.

We can never know who or what we are till we know at least something of what God is.

Outside of the will of God there is nothing I want and in the will of God, there is nothing to fear.

And finally…

May God give us the courage to be obedient to His truths in this tragic, critical, and dangerous hour in which we live.