A. W. Tozer’s Corner
Tozer contends for the priority of spending time with God, knowing God, passionately pursuing God, resting in God–is the best preparation for powerful preaching of the God of the gospel.
And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” –Mark 16:15
Recall what happened when Jesus said to the disciples, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.”
Peter jumped up right away, grabbed his hat and would have been on his way, but Jesus stopped him, and said, “Not yet, Peter! Don’t go like that. Tarry until you are endued with power from on high, and then go!”
I believe that our Lord wants us to learn more of Him in worship before we become busy for Him. He wants us to have a gift of the Spirit, an inner experience of the heart, as our first service, and out of that will grow the profound and deep and divine activities which are necessary.
A.W. Tozer; I Talk Back to the Devil, 139.