Paul N. F. (31 Jan 2011)


 By A.W. Tozer

Be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
(Ephesians 6:10)

    Too many of us object, perhaps unconsciously, to the
rather evident fact that the maintenance of the devotional
mood is indispensable to success in the Christian life.
And what is the devotional mood?

    It  is  nothing  else  than  constant  awareness  of  God's
enfolding presence, the holding of inward conversations
with Christ and private worship of God in spirit and in

    To establish our hearts in the devotional mood we must
abide in Christ, walk in the Spirit, pray without ceasing
and meditate in the Word of God day and night. Of
course  this  implies  separation  from  the  world  and
obedience to the will of God, as we are able to understand it.

    No matter how we may argue, true holiness and
spiritual power are not qualities that can be once received
and thereafter forgotten, as one might wind a clock or
take a vitamin pill. Every advance in the spiritual life
must be made against the determined resistance of the
world, the flesh and the devil!

Yours in Christ,
Paul N.F.

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"We must know before we can love.
In order to know God, we must often think of Him.
And when we come to love Him, we shall then also think of Him often,
for our heart will be with our treasure."      
... Brother Lawrence

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