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Delight in Him - Seek His Face

Delighting in God is closely associated with the “joy of salvation”. Do you experience this joy? And if not, why not?

Psalm 37:4 Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

As we prepare for our Refresher weekend in February, here are some excerpts from Tozer for a bit of contemplation.

"...let us bring the whole matter down from the uplands of theory and simply observe the true Christian as he puts into practice the teachings of Christ and His apostles. Note the contradictions:

The Christian believes that in Christ he has died, yet he is more alive than before and he fully expects to live forever. He walks on earth while seated in heaven and though born on earth he finds that after his conversion he is not at home here. Like the nighthawk, which in the air is the essence of grace and beauty but on the ground is awkward and ugly, so the Christian appears at his best in the heavenly places but does not fit well into the ways of the very society into which he was born."

Speaking of the Christian, Tozer says, "He loves supremely One whom he has never seen, and though himself poor and lowly he talks familiarly with One who is King of all kings and Lord of all lords, and is aware of no incongruity in so doing. He feels that he is in his own right altogether less than nothing, yet he believes without question that he is the apple of God's eye and that for him the Eternal Son became flesh and died on the cross of shame."

Read more from this Essay by A.W.Tozer here: http://www.awtozerclassics.com/articles/article/4938678/86406.htm

And if you are interested in our upcoming Refresher Weekend, read more on our Event page.

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