Saturday, January 22, 2005

breathless adoration

"There is the point of reality where we begin our fellowship and friendship and communion with God. But where we stop no man has yet discovered, for there is in the mysterious depths of the Triune God neither limit nor end.

"When we come into this sweet relationship, we are beginning to learn astonished reverence, breathless adoration, awesome fascination, lofty admiration of the attributes of God and something of the breathless silence that we know when God is near.

"You may never have realized it before, but all of those elements in our perception and consciousness of the divine Presence add up to what the Bible calls 'the fear of God.'

"What we need to plainly recognize is that the fear of God the Bible commends can never be induced by threats or punishment of any kind."

- A.W. Tozer, Whatever Happened to Worship?, p 30.

Live free! Live in Father's love!

1 comment:

and then Life happened said...

Just wondering if His life, the only Life in any believer can produce ALL we stand in need of?
The soulish-natural-carnal man is duped into taking the bait, (conceptual thinking) that knowledge will produce Life, rather than the other way around.

2Peter 3:18
18but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.

Richard