Growing together in the Spirit of Jesus Christ...

"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Thursday, May 14, 2009

May 14, 2009

“A generation of Christians
reared among push buttons and automatic machines
is impatient of slower and less direct methods
of reaching their goals.
We have been trying to apply machine-age methods
to our relations with God.
We read our chapter, have our short devotions,
and rush away,
hoping to make up for our deep inward bankruptcy
by attending another gospel meeting
or listening to another thrilling story
told by a religious adventurer lately returned from afar.
The tragic results of this spirit are all about us.
Shallow lives, hollow religious philosophies,
the preponderance of the element of fun in gospel meetings,
the glorification of men, trust in religious externalities,
quasi-religious fellowships, salesmanship methods,
the mistaking of dynamic personality for the power of the Spirit;
these and such as these
are the symptoms of an evil disease,
a deep and serious malady of the soul.”
- A. W. Tozer

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