Friday, January 9, 2015

His Voice

A.W. Tozer lived and wrote many years ago - my favorite of his books, The Pursuit of God, was written in 1948 and God is in my thoughts today, as I am rereading this gem.
I don't know which is my favorite, Chapter 2 The Blessedness of Possessing Nothing or Chapter 6, The Speaking Voice, but as I spend time on this book again, I desire to share something from The Speaking Voice Chapter.

"God is here and He is speaking - the tragedy is that our eternal welfare depends upon our hearing and we have trained our ears not to hear.
This universal Voice has ever sounded, and it has often troubled men even when they did not understand the source of their fears. Could it be that this Voice distilling like a living mist upon the hearts of men has been the undiscovered cause of the troubled conscience and the longing for immortality confessed by millions since the dawn of recorded history? We not need fear to face up to this. The speaking Voice is a fact. How men have reacted to it is for any observer to note.
When God spoke out of heaven to Our Lord, self-centered men who heard it explained it by natural causes saying "it thundered". This habit of explaining the Voice by appeals to natural law is at the very root of modern science. In the living, breathing cosmos there is a mysterious Something, too wonderful, too awful for any mind to understand. The believing man does not claim to understand. He falls to his knees and whispers "God". The man of earth kneels also, but not to worship. He kneels to examine, to search, to find the cause and the how of things."

Oh - I love listening to His Voice - He always has better ideas than my regular thoughts.
So, my thoughts for today - listen to His Voice - usually when you are quiet and calm - and enjoy, as you fall to your knees - that God is here and He is speaking.
Love you!