Hunger and Fire

A.W. Tozer from his book THE PURSUIT OF GOD

Within the fold of conservative Christianity there are increasing numbers of persons whose religious lives are marked by a growing hunger after God Himself.  Yet I wonder if there was ever a time when true spiritual worship was at lower ebb.

But this hunger must be recognized by our religious leaders.  Current evangelicalism has laid the altar and divided the sacrifice into parts, but now seems satisfied to count the stones and rearrange the pieces with never a care that there is not a sign of fire upon the top of Carmel (The mountain of Elijah, 1 Kings 18:38).

In the midst of this great chill there are some who will not be content with shallow logic.  They will turn away with tears and pray, “O God, show me Thy glory.”  They want to taste, to touch with their hearts, to see with their inner eyes the wonder that is God.  When religion has said its last word, there is little that we need other than God Himself.

(Thanks to Terry Williams for forwarding this.


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