I've had the "Guidance is by the Spirit" by A.W.Tozer on my
mind ever since I read it. Now I think to respond because of my
resonance with it. (enlargements & underline by
Thank you Mr.Tozer.
GUIDANCE IS BY
By A. W.
into captivity every thought to the obedience of
. - 2
We can always trust the
moving and the leading of the
Holy Spirit in
our lives and experiences, but we cannot
always trust our human leanings and our fleshly
desires. That calls for another word of balance. We
know that the emotional life is a proper and noble part
personality. But by its very nature, it is of
for religion lies in the will, and so
God never intended that such a being as
should become the mere plaything of his or her
The only good that God
recognizes is the willed good.
The only valid
holiness is a willed holiness. That is why I
am always a little suspicious of the overly
Christian who talks
too much about himself
herself - and
not enough about Jesus.
That is also why I am more than a little
about the professing Christian whose experience does
not seem to have resulted-in a true inner longing to
more like Jesus
every day in thought, word and deed!
Yours in Christ,
Paul N. F.