Speechless Humility – A.W. Tozer


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For Tuesday March 29, 2022:

SPEECHLESS HUMILITY

Daniel 10:15, 17 (NKJV)
When he had spoken such words to me, I turned my face toward the ground and became speechless. . . . “As for me, no strength remains in me now, nor is any breath left in me.”

When we meet God we also have a sense of weakness. I don’t think you will ever be strong until you know how utterly weak you are. And you will never know how utterly weak you are until you have stood in the presence of that great plenitude of strength, that great fullness of infinite power that we call God. When for an awful, happy, terrible, wonderful moment the eyes of our hearts have gazed upon the transcendent God, high and lifted up with His train filling the temple, then we will know how weak we are . . .

I’ve been preaching since I was nineteen years old and now I’m sixty-three. And yet, after all these years of preaching, I come into the pulpit shaking inside—not because I fear the people, but because I fear God. It’s the fear and trembling of knowing that I stand to speak of God and if I don’t speak rightly about God, what a terrible error it will be. If I speak evilly of God, what a frightful crime! It is only when I speak well of God that I dare sleep at night without asking forgiveness.

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Tozer on the Almighty God : A 366-Day Devotional (Camp Hill, PA: WingSpread, 2004).

About Roland Ledoux

Pastor of Oasis Bible Ministry, an outreach ministry of intercessory prayer, encouragement and exhortation of the Word of God and author of the ministry blog, For The Love of God. I live in Delta, Colorado with my beautiful wife of 50+ years and a beautiful yellow lab whom we affectionately call Bella.
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2 Responses to Speechless Humility – A.W. Tozer

  1. Amen! One of my daily prayers begins with “Lord, I am weak and utterly dependent upon You, and You are utterly dependable.” That gets me in the right mindset to continue.

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