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Victorious Spiritual Experience Summed Up in Three Words

“Be thou exalted.” These are the three words that A. W. Tozer used to describe what he called “the language of victorious spiritual experience.” He did this in chapter eight of The Pursuit of God, “Restoring the Creator-creature Relation.” According to Tozer, “be thou exalted” is our proper response as creatures. It's “the only thinkable … Continue reading Victorious Spiritual Experience Summed Up in Three Words

Three Tips for Cultivating Spiritual Receptivity

The fifth chapter of A. W. Tozer's The Pursuit of God is titled “The Universal Presence.” In it, Tozer talks about cultivating a sense of that presence. Here are three tips taken from that chapter. 1. Don't Think in Terms of Space and Place God is everywhere already. To draw near to God is never a … Continue reading Three Tips for Cultivating Spiritual Receptivity

We Walk by Faith Not by Sight, Not by Imagination

Here's an interesting way to construct a chapter of a book: build up to a key paragraph for the first third of the chapter, then spend the rest of the chapter clarifying what you meant by two of the key words in that key paragraph. The fourth chapter of The Pursuit of God is built … Continue reading We Walk by Faith Not by Sight, Not by Imagination

This Voice from the Past is Still Calling for the Seekers

“The continuous and unembarrassed interchange of love and thought between God and the soul of the redeemed man is the throbbing heart of New Testament religion." That quote is from chapter one of The Pursuit of God. The title of the chapter, "Following Hard after God," is taken from Psalm 63:8. It’s natural to read … Continue reading This Voice from the Past is Still Calling for the Seekers