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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Interchange of Love

"There is one God; and there is none other but he: and to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul" Mark 12:32-33)

Having been made in His image, we have within us the capacity to know God and the instant that we should worship Him. The very moment that the Spirit of God has quickened us to His life in regeneration, our whole being senses its kinship to God and leaps up in joyous recognition!

That response within our beings, a response to forgiveness and pardon and regeneration, signals the miracle of the heavenly birth - without which  we cannot see the kingdom of God.

Yes, God desires and is pleased to communicate with us through the avenues of our minds, our wills and our emotions. The continuous and unembarrassed interchange of love and thought between God and the souls of redeemed men and women is the throbbing heart of the New Testament religion.

The one who is caught by love is bound by the strongest of all bonds - and yet it is a pleasant burden. Nothing makes you so much God's, nor God so much yours, as this sweet bond. The one who has found this way will seek no other.

~A. W. Tozer~


God Himself - Nothing More

"I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple" ( Isaiah 6:1)

Brethren, when we finally have our meeting with God, it has to be alone in the depths of our being. We will be alone even if we are surrounded by a crowd. God has to cut every maverick out of the herd and brand him all alone. It isn't something that God can do for us en masse.

If it takes a crowd to get you converted, you have not been converted! It it takes a crown to get you through the fullness of the Holy Spirit, you are going to be disappointed.

I know that people do not want to be alone with God, but if your longing heart ever finds the living water, it will be alone. We humans want to help each other and that is good insofar as we can, but God wants us to press through to His Presence where there is no natural or artificial help.

He asks that we come with a naked intent unto God. We must want God Himself - and nothing more!

The love of God is paramount to every other principle ... every desire subservient to that of promoting his glory.

~A. W. Tozer~

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