One Thing Is Needful

A.W. Tozer

Quotes From Tozer

The man who would know God must give time to Him. He must count no time wasted which is spent in the cultivation of His acquaintance. He must give Himself to meditation and prayer hours on end. 1

“But if we give ourselves to worship, no one will do anything.” On the contrary, if we give ourselves to God’s call to worship, everyone will do more than he or she is doing now. The beautiful part of worship is that it prepares you and enables you to zero in on the important things that must be done for God.

Christian churches have come to the dangerous time predicted long ago. It is a time when we can pat one another on the back, congratulate ourselves and join in the glad refrain, “We are rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing!” ( Rev. 3:15-22 ) It is certainly true that hardly anything is missing from our churches these days – except the most important thing. We are missing the genuine and sacred offering of ourselves…”

I am of the opinion that we should not be concerned about working for God until we have learned the meaning and the delight of worshipping Him. A worshipper can work with eternal quality in his work. But a worker who does not worship is only piling up wood, hay and stubble for the time when God sets the world on fire.

I fear that there are many professing Christians who do not want to hear such statements about their “busy schedules,” but it is the truth. God is trying to call us back to that for which He created us – to worship Him and to enjoy Him forever! It is then, out of our deep worship, that we do His work. 2

1. The Pursuit of Man – Tozer
2. Whatever happened to worship? Tozer


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