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Church culture in our day tends to be averse to the idea of Christians taking vows. In this essay, Tozer thoughtfully challenges this general aversion and gives us another perspective to consider.
“There are many religious tramps in the world who will not be bound by anything. They have turned the grace of God into personal license. But the great souls are ones who have gone reverently to God with the understanding that in their flesh dwells no good thing. And they know that without God’s enablement any vows taken would be broken before sundown. Nevertheless, believing in God, reverently they took certain sacred vows. This is the way to spiritual power.”
Tozer concisely presents his perspective on the benefits of taking vows and then outlines five specific vows he considers particularly valuable for Christians to consider taking. Any Christian serious about following hard after the heart of God will find these words to be rich food for thought.
Tozer’s bestseller, this book has been called “one of the all-time most inspirational books” by a panel of Christian magazine writers.
Sometimes the voices that speak most clearly in the present are those that echo from the past. So it is in this Christian classic by the late pastor and evangelist A. W. Tozer.
Tozer brings the mystics to bear on modern spirituality, grieving the hustle and bustle and calling for a slow, steady gaze upon God. With prophetic vigor and flowing prose, he urges us to replace low thoughts of God with lofty ones, to quiet our lives so we can know God’s presence. He reminds us that life apart from God is really no life at all.
Tozer writes from his knees, a posture fit for presenting the character of God in all its demanding grandeur. “Arise, O sleeper!” is his word to us, and yet if we heed the call, we will see that to arise is not to stand, but to kneel before the God of heaven in humble contemplation. To pursue God is to know Him, and in our knowing be drawn in.
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