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That Incredible Christian! A.W. Tozer

Posted by Scott on January 2, 2008

Collective Writings of A.W. Tozer
That Incredible Christian
 We Are Saved to as Well as From

No Looking Back
There is an art of forgetting, and every Christian should become skilled in it. Forgetting the things which are behind is a positive necessity if we are to become more than mere babes in Christ. If we cannot trust God to have dealt effectually with our past we may as well throw in the sponge now and have it over with. Fifty years of grieving over our sins cannot blot out their guilt. But if God has indeed pardoned and cleansed us, then we should count it done and waste no more time in sterile lamentations. And thank God this sudden obliteration of our familiar past does not leave us with a vacuum. Far from it. Into the empty world vacated by our sins and failures rushes the blessed Spirit of God, bringing with Him everything new. New life, new hope, new enjoyments, new interests, new purposeful toil, and best of all a new and satisfying object toward which to direct our soul’s enraptured gaze. God now fills the recovered garden, and we may without fear walk and commune with Him in the cool of the day. Right here is where the weakness of much current Christianity lies. We have not learned where to lay our emphasis. Particularly we have not understood that we are saved to know God, to enter His wonder-filled Presence through the new and living way and remain in that Presence forever. We are called to an everlasting preoccupation with God. The Triune God with all of His mystery and majesty is ours and we are His, and eternity will not be long enough to experience all that He is of goodness, holiness and truth. In heaven they rest not day or night in their ecstatic worship of the Godhead. We profess to be headed for that place; shall we not begin now to worship on earth as we shall do in heaven?
Prayer
I lift my eyes from all the past and fix them on You, Lord. Upon You would I gaze in heart worship.
Scripture
Jesus replied, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.”
— Luke 9:62
Thought
There are things Satan does not want us to forget. And we assist him by pondering them even though we know that they are confessed, forgiven and cleansed. On those things let’s not look back.

©2007 The Christian and Missionary Alliance.

-Scott Bailey 2008

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2 Responses to “That Incredible Christian! A.W. Tozer”

  1. Excelentes palabras de fe y sabidurías, me párese que ser cristiano es mas que pensar, es actual, es mas que oral es creer, e mas que pedir es poder dar, e mas que llorar es reír, gracia a un dios divino y misericordioso, gracias a el por darnos el don de vivir y compartir con amigos del mundo en tero. al a ministrador de este blog le felicito y te invisto a que Escrivá algún tema o comentario a mí correo electrónico y si deseas lo puedes hacer en mi blog. y todos tus lectores están invitado a hacerlo. Dios le bendigas. mi blog es este: http://Dialogosfilosofandoideas.blogspot.com .

  2. Wilkin said

    Great words of wisdom and faith, I stand to be a Christian is more than thinking, it is current, it is more than oral believe, and rather than being able to ask is, and is more than mourn laugh, thanks to a god and divine mercy, thanks to the for giving us the gift of life and to share with friends in the world tero. Ministrador to this blog to congratulate him and you invisto to Escriva any item or comment and email me if you want you can do it on my blog. And all of your readers are invited to do so. God bendigas.
    This is my blog: http://Dialogosfilosofandoideas.blogspot.com.

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