"A generation of Christians reared among push buttons and automatic machines is impatient of slower and less direct methods of reaching their goals. We have been trying to apply machine-age methods to our relations with God. We read our chapter, have our short devotions, and rush away, hoping to make up for our deep inward bankruptcy by attending another gospel meeting or listening to another thrilling story told by a religious adventurer lately returned from afar. The tragic results of this spirit are all about us. Shallow lives, hollow religious philosophies, the preponderance of the element of fun in gospel meetings, the glorification of men, trust in religious externalities, quasi-religious fellowships, salesmanship methods, the mistaking of dynamic personality for the power of the Spirit; these and such as these are the symptoms of an evil disease, a deep and serious malady of the soul."
Friday, May 15, 2009
Seek and You Will Find
- A.W. Tozer
Seek and you will find what is inside. Your relationship with Jesus Christ is in your heart. Though reading a chapter in a christian book, doing devotionals, attending church, are great tools to help expand your spiritual growth and knowledge, none of these should be your main way to grow in your faith daily. With these as the basis of your faith this is a shallow and hollow spirituality and faith. Time spent between you and Jesus, one on one is the most important, and from my experiences the most influential and where I have grown the most in my faith. Spending time alone with your saviour should be at the core of your faith, what is in your heart what you have inside is what matters. Regardless of any facades you pose to other people to make it appear your faith is going well, the only true judge of your faith is God and ultimately God is the only one who knows what is behind that facade. Ultimately the ONLY thing that carries on from this temporary Earth is your relationship with Jesus Christ, that is it, nothing else.
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