Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Tozer writes, “The modern scientist has lost God amid the wonders of His world; we Christians are in real danger of losing God amid the wonders of His Word. Aug 25, Angela Wallace rated it it was amazing Shelves: I will be reflecting upon this book for weeks to come. I was not required to write a positive review. You can leave a response , or trackback from your own site. The closest illustration is that He is like a fire cf. Our gifts and talents should also be turned over to Him.
Today we need a return to a gentle dogmatism that smiles while it stands stubborn and firm on the Word of God that liveth and abideth forever. Tozer has many good observation about a life of faith and good insight can be gained from reading this book. The Spirit-filled walk demands certain things from us: They speak as though they have been in the presence of God and with such authority, for they have been in such a presence. We must be careful not to think we can somehow tinker with our spiritual life to bring this about. Cancel reply Enter your comment here It is not a sovereign and irresistible force which comes upon us as a seizure from above.
He asks the following questions:. The flaw in current evangelism lies in its pursyit approach — it is frankly fascinated by the great, noisy, aggressive world with its big names, its hero worship, its wealth and its garish pageantry.
The Sacrament of Living. The Pursuit of God is one of those books that ought to be studied by everyone. Just how radically has our religion interfered with the neat pattern of our own lives? It is highly doubtful whether any man can be saved who comes to Christ for His help, but has no intention of obeying Him. My favorite sections regarded pride, God’s instruction on holiness, the duality of our existence and how the mundane tasks of daily life may be accepted by God as our worship.
Thus the “Gaze of the Soul” chapter impressed me maybe more powerfully than did some of the others And the chapter entitled “Apprehending God” speaks of how we can experience God with every one of our faculties. She cries from the top of the high places: Refresh and try again. He is well pleased to show us his mercy but on his terms and not on ours.
I agree that The Gaze of the Soul was probably the best chapter. This is stnopsis must-read for any Christian.
Let us then make every act honour God without sinking into legality. The labor of self-love is a heavy one indeed.
Gaze of the Soul Developing Faith 8: Tozer is an incredibly rich writer which defies easy categorization. When the Holy Scriptures are rejected as the final authority on religious belief, something must be found to supplant it — historically that something has either been reason, sentiment or humanism, as seen in liberal churches today; they do not quite give up the Bible, neither do they quite believe it, and the result is an unclear body of beliefs.
The New Testament urges us to take up this gift, to pursue God personally and consciously not just as some doctrine as ransomed men who have nothing to fear of the holy of holies God Himself. Only the truth will set us free to love and to surrender. God does not dwell passively in His people: When we are occupied with the positive things, these bring health to the soul; spiritual life cannot feed on negatives.
The Pursuit of God: The Human Thirst for the Divine
Praise God for the hour I spent reading part of it today, it was as if Synopsia was hear with me sharing the wisdom from the book! Mar 15, Jeanie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Thou alone hast the words of eternal life. Following Hard after God. As such, the new convert finds himself with a hammer and a saw and no blueprint. I started reading this one last night.
It is the sacred task of all Christians to be certain that their beliefs correspond exactly to truth. While it sounds a bit intimidating to train ourselves to focus on two things at once, certainly we do so all the time. This struck me because I have pursut even been a prusuit for 30 years and many a time I have left the pursuit of God and wandered by the wayside. I think it is free at Amazon. Worthy of the Gospel.
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Every sentences drips with wisdom that has been soaked in much prayer. This error has lowered the moral standards of the church and helped lead us into the wilderness where we currently find ourselves; faith is not a substitute for moral conduct but a means toward it. His language transcends the ordinary and ventures into philosophy and even physics. Box 81 Maurertown, VA He will respond to our timid effort to know Him and will ever meet us over half way. Which again leads to a total surrender.
God and the spiritual world are real ; we can reckon upon them with as much assurance as we reckon upon the familiar world around us. I found myself reading and re-reading certain pages, not because they were difficult to understand, but because I was in awe of how these words on the page so accurately summed up the strugg This book was a free Kindle download on my iPhone, and if I had realized what a treasure I’ve been carrying with me, I would never have looked at Facebook or any other app.
This is refreshing to me because there is such an emphasis on community today — a needed emphasis, but we can always get unbalanced one way or another.
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Book Review: The Pursuit of God
He sees that our souls are thirsty for God and many Christians have settled for something of such lesser value. He explores how it is that we open ourselves up to God and hear God. It was obvious from my third reading that Tozer is a thinker.
God can be just and justify make righteous the unjust unrighteous through the work of Christ in atonement — justice is gld violated but satisfied when God spares a sinner.