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Tozer Devotional

Fri, November 22, 2019

Activity Is Not Enough

Those who try to give warnings to the Christian Church are never very popular. Still, I must voice the caution that our craze for “activity” brings very few enriching benefits into our Christian circles. Look into the churches, and you will find groups of half-saved, half-sanctified carnal people who know more about social niceties than they do about the New Testament. It is a fact that many of our church folks are activists engaged in many religious journeys, but they do not seem to move up any closer to Jesus in heart and in spirit. This modern religious emphasis on activity reminds me of the Japanese mice I have seen in the pet store windows. They are called waltzing mice, but they do not waltz. They just run continually! Many in our churches hope to have a part in “something big and exciting.” But God calls us back—back to the simplicity of the faith, back to the simplicity of Jesus Christ and His unchanging Person!

Verse

And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart . . . and rest awhile. Mark 6:31

Thought

It is a fact that many of our church folks are activists engaged in many religious journeys, but they do not seem to move up any closer to Jesus in heart and in spirit.

Prayer

Dear Lord, I pray that what is important in life will not be lost in a flurry of activity. Help me to be able to slow it down when I need to.

“What I believe about God is the most important thing about me.”

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 Renewed Day by Day Chapter -

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