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Back to some Tozer January 24, 2007

Posted by Joe in Quotes, Random Musings.
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Lar,

I know you posted a Tozer quote in my honor a few weeks back, but I had to share this one.  I enjoyed seeing a little personality from A.W.–which he surely had plenty of.

“Some are concerned because there are not more miracles and wonders wrought in our midst through faith. In our day, everything is commercialized. And I must say that I do not believe in commercialized miracles.

“Miracles, Incorporated”–you can have it!

“Healing, Incorporated”–you can have that, too! And the same with “Evangelism, Incorporated” and “Without a Vision the People Perish, Incorporated.” I have my doubts about signs and wonders that have to be organized, that demand a letterhead and a president and a big trailer with lights and cameras. God is not in that!

But the person of faith who can go alone into the wilderness and get on his or her knees and command heaven–God is in that. The preacher who will dare to stand and let his preaching cost him something–God is in that. The Christian who is willing to put herself in a place where she must get the answer from God and God alone–the Lord is in that!” (Faith Beyond Reason, 33-34.)

And I would add the Christian who, after waiting upon the Lord, goes to work and lives and labors in such a way that others see the worth and beauty and sacrifice of Jesus–God is in that!  Naturally it is close to my heart right now b/c of two practices a day.  But the Lord has been doing a good work of renewal in my mind regarding the nature of work or ‘vocation’ and its central place in the manifestation of the glory of God.  Lord knows, we are all desperate to know that every minute detail of our lives count for the glory of God.  But when it comes to work, we are talking hours upon hours!  It is vital that we have a sound theology for such labor!

Alright, enough of my commentary, Lord willing, I will catch you tomorrow.  Remember, it’s getting a bit late here.

Seeking Him with you,

Joe

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