Whenever God begins something, we have the assurance that He will finish it. Nothing will stand in the way of Him accomplishing His purpose in this world and in our lives. What God starts, He finishes, and nobody can hinder Him. Sure, delays will happen. Just remember, God is in charge of the delays as well as the progress.— Aiden Wilson Tozer
The most useful Aiden Wilson Tozer quotes that will activate your inner potential
A whole new generation of Christians has come up believing that it is possible to 'accept' Christ without forsaking the world.
Worshipers never leave church...we carry our sanctuary with us wherever we go.
The Word of God well understood and religiously obeyed is the shortest route to spiritual perfection. And we must not select a few favorite passages to the exclusion of others. Nothing less than a whole Bible can make a whole Christian.
The only Christian you want to listen to is the one who gives you more of a hunger for God.
God's Word is true whether we believe it or not. Human unbelief cannot alter the character of God.
Refuse to be average. Let your heart soar as high as it will.
Retire from the world each day to some private spot.
Stay in the secret place till the surrounding noises begin to fade out of your heart and a sense of God's presence envelops you. Deliberately tune out the unpleasant sounds and come out of your closet determined not to hear them. Listen for the inward voice till you learn to recognize it.
God may allow His servant to succeed when He has disciplined him to a point where he does not need to succeed to be happy. The man who is elated by success and is cast down by failure is still a carnal man. At best his fruit will have a worm in it.
What's closest to your heart is what you talk about, and if God is close to your heart, you'll talk about Him.
If your life does not worship God, your lips do not worship God either.
I believe in Christian charity, but I don't believe in Christian tolerance.
.. When we become so tolerate that we lead people into mental fog and spiritual darkness, we are not acting like Christians; we are acting like cowards!
Each day presents a new opportunity to experience God's presence.
The true follower of Christ will not ask, "If I embrace this truth, what will it cost me?" Rather he will say, "This is truth. God help me to walk in it, let come what may!"
The devil loves it when we say we believe then prioritize everything in our lives ahead of God.
People who are crucified with Christ have three distinct marks: 1.
they are facing only one direction, 2. they can never turn back, and 3. they no longer have plans of their own.
Complacency is the deadly enemy of spiritual progress. The contented soul is the stagnant soul.
I don't want the world to define God for me. I want the Holy Spirit to reveal God to me.
When men no longer fear God, they transgress His laws without hesitation.
The fear of consequences is no deterrent when the fear of God is gone.
True obedience is the refusal to compromise in any regard our relationship with God, regardless of the consequences.
An idol of the mind is as offensive to God as an idol of the hand.
No one can know truth except the one who obeys truth.
You think you know truth. People memorize the Scriptures by the yard, but that is not a guarantee of knowing the truth. Truth is not a text. Truth is in the text, but it takes the text plus the Holy Spirit to bring truth to a human soul.
God is looking for those with whom He can do the impossible - what a pity that we plan only the things that we can do by ourselves.
The yearning to know what cannot be known, to comprehend the incomprehensible, to touch and taste the unapproachable, arises from the image of God in the nature of man. Deep calleth unto deep, and though polluted and landlocked by the mighty disaster theologians call the Fall, the soul senses its origin and longs to return to its source.
Peace of heart that is won by refusing to bear the common yoke of human sympathy is a peace unworthy of a Christian. To seek tranquility by stopping our ears to the cries of human pain is to make ourselves not Christian but a kind of degenerate stoic having no relation either to stoicism or Christianity.
I'm not afraid of the devil. The devil can handle me - he's got judo I never heard of. But he can't handle the One to whom I'm joined; he can't handle the One to whom I'm united; he can't handle the One whose nature dwells in my nature.
Selfishness is never so exquisitely selfish as when it is on its knees.
... Self turns what would otherwise be a pure and powerful prayer into a weak and ineffective one.
We tend by a secret law of the soul to move toward our mental image of God.
The way to deeper knowledge of God is through the lonely valleys of soul poverty and abnegation of all things. The blessed ones who possess the Kingdom are they who have repudiated every external thing and have rooted from their hearts all sense of possessing. These are the 'poor in spirit.'
To be entirely safe from the devil's snares the man of God must be completely obedient to the Word of the Lord. The driver on the highway is safe, not when he reads the signs but when he obeys them.
My aim each day is to adore God more than anything else.
The glory of God always comes at the sacrifice of self.
The man who preaches truth and applies it to the lives of his hearers will feel the nails and the thorns. He will lead a hard life, but a glorious one. May God raise up many such prophets. The church needs them badly.
The purpose of good works isn't to change us or save us;
rather, it's the demonstration of the change within us.
I am a Bible Christian and if an archangel with a wingspread as broad as a constellation shining like the sun were to come and offer me some new truth, I'd ask him for a reference. If he could not show me where it is found in the Bible, I would bow him out and say, I'm awfully sorry, you don't bring any references with you
God is trying to call us back to that for which He created us, to worship Him and to enjoy Him forever
It is dangerous to be so busy that you have no time to wait on God.
If Bible Christianity is to survive the present world upheaval, we shall need to have a fresh revelation of the greatness and the beauty of Jesus.... He alone can raise our cold hearts to rapture and restore again the art of true worship.
You can blame circumstances, but backsliding always begins in the heart.
Sometimes when we get overwhelmed we forget how big God is.
The victorious Christian neither exalts nor downgrades himself.
His interests have shifted from self to Christ.
The Christian woman should remember that she cannot buy true attractiveness;
that radiance which really shines forth in beauty is of the heart and spirit and not of the body.
If you will not worship God seven days a week, you do not worship Him one day a week.
As God is exalted to the right place in our lives, a thousand problems are solved all at once.
Religion can reform a person’s life, but it can never transform him.
Only the Holy Spirit can transform!
Christian liberty is freedom from sin, not freedom to sin.
We can be in our day what the heroes of faith were in their day - but remember at the time they didn't know they were heroes.
Trying to be happy without a sense of God’s presence is like trying to have a bright day without the sun.
The meek man will attain a place of soul rest.
As he walks on in meekness he will be happy to let God defend him. The old struggle to defend himself is over. He has found the peace which meekness brings.
We're here to be worshipers first and workers only second.
We take a convert and immediately make a worker out of him. God never meant it to be so. God meant that a convert should learn to be a worshiper, and after that he can learn to be a worker...The work done by a worshiper will have eternity in it.