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Father, I confess that I don’t know where You are taking me during this earthly sojourn, and that I often try to go my own way instead because I think I understand it. But I also confess that Your purposes and character are perfect, even when they appear to be otherwise. I know that You cannot do anything that is contrary to Your goodness, and that You cannot lie. All that You have promised, You will surely fulfill in Your time, in Your way and in Your power. Teach me to take the risks of …
This is part of a leadership series on the theme of integrity.
Is there anyone we can trust? People let us down again and again, because there is often a discrepancy between what they claim to believe and how they actually live. But God will never let us down, because he never changes. His promises are as good as his unchanging character: “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8).
Jesus does not change. The Living God …
Since it is impossible to give thanks and complain at the same time, the antidote for our malaise is a heart of gratitude cultivated by a regular routine of remembering the history of God's redemptive acts in our lives. "Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His lovingkindness is everlasting...Who is wise? Let him give heed to these things; and consider the lovingkindness of the Lord" (Psalm 107:1, 43).
Dear Lord, Your ways are past finding out. Just when I think I understand Your direction, I discover that a new level of trust in Your purposes is necessary. As I look back, I realize that You have never let me down, though it often appeared that way when I was going through the trials. As I look ahead, I rest in Your good will for my life. Mine is only an illusion of control—all things are really in Your hands. Like Abram of old, You change my name and my destiny, and You call me to a …
This is another installment in a series that has been adapted from my 11-part MP3 teaching series on A. W. Tozer’s spiritual classic, The Pursuit of God.
We Pursue Because He First Pursued Us
In the opening chapter, entitled “Following Hard After God,” Tozer begins with a reference to “prevenient grace.” That is, God’s grace always seeks us out before we seek out God’s grace. As Jesus says, “No one can come to me, unless the Father …