Wednesday is for Prayer
Passing on another gem from my beautiful bride’s daily reading. She is a big Tozer fan. I love it when she passes on something from her devotions with the comment, “This would be a great one to share with all your church planters.” The quote below is set on the backdrop of 2 Timothy 2:3-4. Make it your prayer today and your heart throughout all the years of your ministry.
You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier.
–-2 Timothy 2:3-4
“Save me from the error of judging a church [mine or any other] by its size, its popularity or the amount of its yearly offering. Help me to remember that I am a prophet–not a promoter, not a religious manager, but a prophet. Let me never become a slave to crowds. Heal my soul of carnal ambitions and deliver me from the itch for publicity.
Save me from bondage to things. Let me not waste my days puttering around the house. Lay Thy terror upon me, O God, and drive me to the place of prayer where I may wrestle with principalities and powers and the rulers of the darkness of this world. Deliver me from overeating and late sleeping. Teach me self-discipline that I may be a good soldier of Jesus Christ….
And now, O Lord of heaven and earth, I consecrate my remaining days to Thee; let them be many or few, as Thou wilt. Let me stand before the great or minister to the poor and lowly; that choice is not mine, and I would not influence it if I could. I am Thy servant to do Thy will, and that will is sweeter to me than position or riches or fame and I choose it above all things on earth or in heaven.”
—-A.W. Tozer; God Tells the Man Who Cares, 105-106. [bracketed comments added]