to balance out earlier frivolity

I found the entire text of A.W. Tozer’s The Pursuit of God online. If you’ve never read it, you’re missing out.

The Presence of God is the central fact of Christianity. At the heart of the Christian message is God Himself waiting for His redeemed children to push in to conscious awareness of His Presence.

The world is perishing for lack of the knowledge of God and the Church is famishing for want of His Presence.

Believing, then, is directing the heart’s attention to Jesus. It is lifting the mind to `behold the Lamb of God,‘ and never ceasing that beholding for the rest of our lives. At first this may be difficult, but it becomes easier as we look steadily at His wondrous Person, quietly and without strain. Distractions may hinder, but once the heart is committed to Him, after each brief excursion away from Him the attention will return again and rest upon Him like a wandering bird coming back to its window.

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~ by wildeyedwonder on July 20, 2006.

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