Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A Note on Solitude

"Retire from the world each day to some private spot, even if it be only the bedroom (for a while I retreated to the furnace room for want of a better place). 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… Listen for the inward Voice till you learn to recognize it. Stop trying to compete with others. Give yourself to God and then be what and who you are without regard to what others think… Learn to pray inwardly every moment. After a while you can do this even while you work… Read less, but more of what is important to your inner life. Never let your mind remain scattered for very long. Call home your roving thoughts. Gaze on Christ with the eyes of your soul. Practice spiritual concentration. All the above is contingent upon a right relation to God through Christ and daily meditation on the Scriptures."

~A.W. Tozer


Ami said...

I would LOVE a starbucks "date" with you!!! Can you please come soon!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow. This just brought tears to my eyes because it goes perfectly to what I just posted about. God is just... AWESOME!! He is totally indescribably and this is just another proof of it. God bless you, Terri. Love ya!!!

Anonymous said...

Girl I couldn't agree more with this!!! I've always made sure to keep solitude a priority because without it I would go INSANE! A.Z. Tozer rocks ;) Thanks for posting this!