I've always heard that the reason we relate to a certain book is because the Author has put into words exactly what you know is true in your Spirit and understanding. So you read along and it is like, "YES!!!! You're saying exactly what I believe and have not been able to articulate in words. " We have continuous "A-haw"!!! moments. Such was this wonderful classic by one of my favorite's A. W. Tozer.
"If we just stopped all our busyness; got quiet, worshiped God, and waited on Him; we would rise above the carnality of present Christians."
"Much of our Christianity is social instead of spiritual. We should be a spiritual body with social overtones. Instead of that, most of our churches are social bodies with spiritual overtones. The heart of the church always ought to be Christ and the Holy Spirit, The heart of the church always ought to be heaven, and God, and righteousness; and they that love the Lord spoke often, one to another, and what they spoke about was spiritual things." Chapter V The Dove of Noah's Ark page 87-88
"The Holy Spirit will expect obedience and will not tolerate self-sins. Self sins, what are they?" self-love, self confidence, self-righteousness, self indulgence. "The Lord will never let you show off or boast." Chapter 6 How To Be Filled With The Spirit pages 93-95
"One of the old saints said, 'Never think for a minute that there is a time when you won't be tempted, and he is tempted the most effectively who thinks he is not being tempted at all.' Just when you think you are not being tempted, that is the time when you are being tempted the most effectively." Chapter 10 Don't Beg God For The Holy Spirit page 149
This is the 5th book I've read so far in this new year of 2013. I have blogged about 1,2 & 3 but am skipping #4 for now because it is in conjunction with #6 that I am also reading and I want to blog with those two together!! I just had to squeeze in this Tozer book first and it was one of those I could not put down!!!