He served as Pastor of the Southside Alliance Church in Chicago for 32 years, from 1928 to 1959. He never went to be a Bible school, seminary or university, but his many writings are rich and continue to direct the reader's attention to the amazing God who desires our love, devotion and worship. Today's WORSHIP QUOTE OF THE WEEK comes from the pen of A. W. Tozer.

"I AM"
When God would make His name known to mankind, He could find no better word than "I AM". . . Everyone and everything else measures from that fixed point. "I am that I am," says God, "I change not.

As the sailor locates his position on the sea by "shooting" the sun, so we may get our moral bearings by looking at God. We must begin with God. We are right when and only when we stand in a right position relative to God, and we are wrong so far and so long as we stand in any other position. 

Much of our difficulty as seeking Christians stems from our unwillingness to take God as He is and adjust our lives accordingly. We insist upon trying to modify Him and bring Him nearer to our own image."

-- A. W. Tozer, in THE PURSUIT OF GOD, Christian Publications, 1948.


Lord, forgive me for trying to usurp your place as the great "I AM." Help me to see you for who you really are and to respond to you in spirit and in truth.

Have a great week,
Chip Stam

(Originally posted 10/29/1996)

The Pursuit of God
By A. W. Tozer

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