As part of my food for the spiritual journey I presently seem to be on, I am reading A.W. Tozer’s The Pursuit of God. I find the language in it very typical of the age of my parents – lots of “thees” and “thous” and other terms that make for more difficult reading than some of the other books I’ve read lately.
But the book shares Towzer’s own discovery of spiritual things. I do like how he puts it in the preface to the book:
“Others before me have gone much farther into these holy mysteries than I have done, but if my fire is not large it is yet real, and there may be those who can light their candle at its flame. “
Seems to me that his little candle has helped to light many others.
So this is where I have been spending time lately. God is here. Somehow he is doing his own thing in my life. I’m in that sort of place where I don’t know exactly where we are going or what God is doing. But this is an exceedingly good place and I am happy that God is taking me into some deeper stuff.
But it is the deeper kind of spiritual stuff that is hard to understand or even talk about and make a lot of sense of unless you have been in this sort of place too. I am learning more of the awesomness of God and sometimes the presence of God with me is totally overwhelming. This is a good place to be but my words can describe it in only a limited way. It is a place of life and blessing. A Holy place here with my God. A place of God’s mysteries where there is an immense amount of energy and power just under the surface waiting.
I hope more of my friends will join me on this journey into the deeper places of God. We need the kind of life and blessing that only comes from visiting these places and experiencing his power and goodness.