Tozer Devotional

Mon, January 15, 2018

God's Hand in the Things Around Us

Jesus Christ is God creating. Jesus Christ is God redeeming. Jesus Christ is God completing and harmonizing. Jesus Christ is God bringing together all things after the counsel of His own will.

After that flight of anticipation for a future still coming, I must admit that we earthbound creatures do not yet see it or sense it like that. Let me speak again of our acknowledged human shortcomings, even those that have to do with our faith. It is very hard for us to envision the risen Christ Jesus as He is now glorified at the right hand of the Majesty on high. At best "we see but a poor reflection" (1 Corinthians 13:12). At worst we are stone blind!

Not always can we see the hand of God in the things around us. We experience in this life only unfinished segments of God’s great eternal plan. We do not see the hosts of heaven in the "cloud of witnesses" around us. We do not see the "spirits of righteous men made perfect" (Hebrews 12:23) or the beckoning row-on-row of principalities or the shining ranks of powers throughout the universe. In this time of our incompleteness, we do not comprehend the glory that will be ours in that future day when leaning on the arm of our heavenly Bridegroom we are led into the presence of the Father in heaven with exceeding joy.

Verse

Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation? Hebrews 1:14

Thought

Much more alerted are we to what may be evil forces and influences about us than we are to the hand of God. The great cloud of witnesses (Heb. 12:1) and ministering spirits (Heb. 1:14) are among the expressions of God's unseen hand. They aid us in our journey toward the future glory with the risen Christ that awaits us.

Prayer

Thank You, Lord, for Your caring hand in things about me. May I perceive it in greater measure.

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A. W. Tozer, a modern day prophet, was a key figure in The Christian and Missionary Alliance. His legacy reaches through time and has impacted countless millions. A prolific author and pastor, Tozer was known for his emphasis on the deeper life movement. His message, informed as it was by A.B. Simpson the founder of The Alliance, brought the missionary call to a massive audience. A series of his sermons are available as audio files.

bookHis books have been published around the world and in many languages. This devotional was compiled from the Jesus, Our Man in Glory Chapter 3 - Jesus, Heir of All Things

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