Paul N. F. (11 Dec 2012)


By A. W. Tozer

Be still, and know that I am God.     -  -  Psalm 46:10

     Prayer among evangelical Christians is always in danger
of degenerating into a glorified "gold rush." Almost every book
on prayer deals with the "get" element mainly. How to get things
we want from God occupies most of our space.

     Christians should never forget that the highest kind of prayer is
never the making of requests.

    Prayer at its holiest moment is the entering into God to a place
of such blessed union as makes miracles seem tame and .
remarkable answers to prayer appear something very far short
of wonderful, by comparison.

     We should be aware that there is a kind of school where the soul
must go to learn its best eternal lessons. It is the school of silence.
"Be still and know," said the psalmist.

     It might well be a revelation to some Christians if they were to get
completely quiet for a time; a time to listen in the silence for the deep
voice of the Eternal God!


Yours in Christ,
Paul N. F.