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A.W. Tozer : As Holy As You Want to Be

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled. —Matthew 5:6

It may be said without qualification that every man is as holy and as full of the Spirit as he wants to be. He may not be as full as he wishes he were, but he is most certainly as full as he wants to be.

Our Lord placed this beyond dispute when He said, “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.” Hunger and thirst are physical sensations which, in their acute stages, may become real pain. It has been the experience of countless seekers after God that when their desires became a pain they were suddenly and wonderfully filled. The problem is not to persuade God to fill us, but to want God sufficiently to permit Him to do so. The average Christian is so cold and so contented with His wretched condition that there is no vacuum of desire into which the blessed Spirit can rush in satisfying fullness. Born After Midnight, 8.

Lord, quiet my heart today and fill me with this holy longing. I don’t want to be contented with my present condition; I long for that vacuum of desire into which the Holy Spirit can rush. Amen.”

Holy Spirit

Holy Spirit (Photo credit: Glass.Mouse)

11 responses

  1. We make it sound easy to be a Christian, but it is anything but easy. We say salvation is gift. We cannot earn salvation through works, and that is true. We say all that is required of us is to accept the gift of salvation. Nonetheless, to accept the gift of salvation we must love God and love our neighbors (Matthew 22:34-40).

    Does God know how hard it is to love anyone more than we love our self? :grin:

    Oh Lord it’s hard to be humble…..

    December 30, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    • Amen and amen!!!!

      December 30, 2012 at 3:06 pm

  2. Thank you, looploo . .this is so good and needed by me! God bless you as you keep seeking after Him in 2013!

    December 31, 2012 at 2:31 am

  3. Thank you Debbie and may He bring you many blessings in the new year!

    December 31, 2012 at 3:13 am

  4. Hi,
    I love the books from A.W. Tozer and have them on my iPad. They are pearls of wisdom.

    January 1, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    • They are indeed pearls of wisdom!!!

      January 1, 2013 at 6:02 pm

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