AW Tozer Quotes
In his masterpiece The Knowledge of The Holy, A.W. Tozer writes:
The human mind, being created, has an understandable uneasiness about the Uncreated. We do not find it comfortable to allow for the presence of One who is wholly outside of the circle of our familiar knowledge. We tend to be disquieted by the thought of One who does not account to us for His being, who is responsible to no one, who is self-existent, self-dependent and self-sufficient.
Philosophy and science have not always been friendly toward the idea of God, the reason being that they are dedicated to the task of accounting for things and are impatient with anything that refuses to give an account of itself. The philosopher and the scientist will admit that there is much that they do not know; but that is quite another from admitting that there is something which they can never know, which indeed they have no technique for discovering. To admit that there is One who lies beyond us, who exists outside of all our categories, who will not be dismissed with a name, who will not appear before the bar of our reason, nor submit to our curious inquiries: this requires a great deal of humility, more than most of us possess, so we save face by thinking God down to our level, or at least down to where we can manage Him.
Yet how He eludes us! For He is everywhere while He is nowhere, for “where” has to do with matter and space, and God is independent of both. He is unaffected by time or motion, is wholly self-dependent and owes nothing to the worlds His hands have made.
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Leadership Quotes on Character
“You can not dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.” — James A. Froude Continue reading Leadership Quotes: Character Forging
“Real freedom is freedom from the opinions of others. Above all, freedom from your opinions about yourself.” ~ Brennan Manning
We’ve started reading Francis and Lisa Chan’s You and Me Forever: Marriage in Light of Eternity as part of a group Bible study. Already, and we’re only through chapter one, we are seeing this book is a very unique marriage book. Consider these words in the introduction:
Even now, I am working to make sure that my family is set up for the future. When most people make that statement, they are talking about financial security for their last few years on earth. When I say it, I’m referring to the millions of years that come after that. People accuse me of going overboard in preparing for my first ten million years in eternity. In my opinion, people go overboard in worrying about their last ten years on earth.
Think about it: How many people do you know who talk like this?
It’s very refreshing to read a marriage book with a true eternal perspective rather than just the typical–aim for marital bliss, or personal happiness, here on earth.
Too many couples aim first for a “happy” Christian marriage, then consider God’s glory as a secondary benefit. Consequently, after many years together, they wonder why their joy is so incomplete. But those who shoot for God’s glory first end up with a lasting joy that is sustained over the long run.
Thank you Francis and Lisa for writing this very needed book in our churches today! Marriages today need to return to an eternal perspective centered around God’s glory as their primary aim. The flames of that kind of romanticism and passion are greatly underestimated with Christian couples today.
Fear not, for I am with you;
be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
(Isaiah 41:10 ESV)
THE WORLD NEEDS MEN…
who cannot be bought;
whose word is their bond;
who put character above wealth;
who possess opinions and a will;
who are larger than their vocations;
who do not hesitate to take chances;
who will not lose their individuality in a crowd;
who will be as honest in small things as in great things;
who will make no compromise with wrong;
whose ambitions are not confined to their own selfish desires;
who will not say they do it” because everybody else does it”;
who are true to their friends through good report and evil report, in adversity as well as in prosperity;
who do not believe that shrewdness, cunning, and hardheadedness are the best qualities for winning success;
who are not ashamed or afraid to stand for the truth when it is unpopular;
who can say “no” with emphasis, although all the rest of the
world says “yes.”
Charles Swindoll quotes: Living Above the Level of Mediocrity