Paul N. F. (12 Nov 2011)
"Stop! God Wants More Than a Minute"


Stop! God Wants More Than a Minute

           By A. W. Tozer

        .
. .I count all things but loss for the excellency of the
         knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord. . . . Philippians 3:8

              A thousand distractions would woo us away from
         thoughts of God, but if we are wise we will sternly put
         them from us and make room for the King - and take
         time to entertain Him!

              Progress in the Christian life is exactly equal to the
         growing knowledge we gain of the Triune God in
         personal experience.  And such experience requires a
         whole life devoted to it and plenty of time spent at the
         holy task of cultivating God.

             God can be known satisfactorily only as we devote
         time to Him.

            Without meaning to do it we have written our serious
         fault into our book titles and gospel songs.

             "A little talk with Jesus," we sing and we call our books
         "God's Minute," or something else as revealing.

             The Christian who is satisfied to give God His
         "minute" and to have "a little talk with Jesus" is the same
         one who shows up at the evangelistic service weeping
         over his retarded spiritual growth and begging the
         evangelist to show him the way out of his difficulty!

             Some things may be neglected with but little loss to
         the spiritual life, but to neglect communion with God is
         to hurt ourselves where we cannot afford it.

             God will respond to our efforts to know Him. The
         Bible tells us how; it is altogether a matter of how much
         determination we bring to the holy task!


         Yours in Christ,
         Paul N. F.

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Here is an excellent way to give Our Lord more time.  We have a lot of time that we waste waiting at the stop sign, in line at the grocery
store, etc.  Give your time to HIM.  We cannot give too much time to Our Beloved.


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