Years ago I read something by A.W. Tozer that stuck with me. He wrote, God is not a forgetful and permissive grandfather, He is a father. Wow, Lord help me to get that right.
As I was praying for you these words came through. They are along the lines of Tozer’s thoughts. In fact I searched a bit to find his exact quote but couldn’t track it down. However I’m sure you get the idea.
“I am not your servant but I will serve you. I am not your helper but I will help you. I am your good shepherd and I will guide you. I am your Lord and I will direct you. I am your king and I will rule you. With love that never fails. With hope that prevails. With firmness that will bring forth your best. With kindness that will give you a renewed outlook. Keep looking up. Keep your eyes in my direction. My faithfulness will carry you through.”
If you’re looking for a good book, A.W. Tozer’s, “The Pursuit of God” is inspiring.
Keep the fire hot in your walk with God.
And others will join you.
In His love and mine,
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Clarence O(Larry) Ritchie I read that Book years ago when I was working for DPI, a Christian Book Manufacturer, Christian Publications Inc. was a very viable Christian Book and Bible Publisher, but lost their way, and vanished or morphed into a Distribution Co or the like.
AW Tozer was a marvelous Author, a real icon back in the day, still read by many although passed from the scene. Anyway Kathleen, we sure appreciate how you expressed your thought on this, “Keeping our eyes upon Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith, He will be our all and everything, and full sufficiency is His way, kindly helping, shepherding, directing, and finally ruling “the affairs of our estate”, thank you JESUS.
Thanks. I needed to hear and read that.
Thank you Kathleen! So thankful that you share with us your talks with our Triune God.
As I was reading the scripture in 2 Peter 3:9 “The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count as slowness, not wishing that any should perish but for all to come to repentance.
Thanking Daddy God for His mercies.
Thank you Your ability to get to the heart of my stuff has impressed me since I began following you and your husband many years ago. I have just recently welcomed you and your ministry back into my life and I have not been disappointed. May the Lord bless you back as I have been blessed by Him through your ministry. Shalom
Wow! Very good word from the Lord.I have 2 devotional books & several other books by AW Tozer. Bought them at least 10-15 years ago, but still use/read them. I also get a verse of the day from him & CS Lewis,through Gateway.However, they’ve actually been removed from selection so once I change to another plan that’s it! I am now 70 yrs old & at a peculiar place in my life (again). Needed to hear this message. Thank you!
Blessings, peace and every provision you may need in this season of your life. Always remember how powerful your prayers are, and keep praying for the people, places and situations the Lord prompts you too. I believe as we grow in years our prayers become more dangerous than ever 🙂
Thank you for praying for us. I need this perspective.
Thank you for such a timely word this morning (afternoon)!
Only the Lord knows the reasons why he sent me to live in our community. Our municipality is facing harsh challenges. Some of the difficulties have come about because of bad decisions made by leadership Praying that the light of Jesus will shine for view by those who are lost. Things are so challenged that the Holy Spirit instructs me to stay away from some local activities.
Good job Beth. The impact of your prayers can do more than anything else. Ask God to give local leaders wisdom and to bring in righteous leadership. Your prayers WILL make a difference. You will see it.