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The Tozer Anthology

As reported in the October 15, 2012 issue.

Compiled by Harry Verploegh

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We pursue God because, and only because, He has first put an urge within us that spurs us to the pursuit.

The modern scientist has lost God amid the wonders of His world; we Christians are in real danger of losing God amid the wonders of His Word.

Everything is made to center upon the initial act of “accepting” Christ (a term, incidentally, not found in the Bible) and we are not expected thereafter to crave any further revelation of God to our souls.

We need not fear that in seeking God only we may narrow our lives or restrict the motions of our expanding hearts. The opposite is true. We can well afford to make God our All, to concentrate, to sacrifice the many for the One.

Complacency is a deadly foe of all spiritual growth. Acute desire must be present or there will be no manifestation of Christ to His people. He waits to be wanted.

The man who has God for his treasure has all things in One. Many ordinary treasures may be denied him. Or if he is allowed to have them, the enjoyment of them will be so tempered that they will never be necessary to his happiness. Or if he must see them go, one after one, he will scarcely feel a sense of loss, for having the Source of all things he has in One all satisfaction, all pleasure, all delight. Whatever he may lose, he has actually lost nothing, for he now has it purely, legitimately and forever.

—from The Pursuit of God.

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