Rise: The Great Fifty Days 47

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Our pursuit of God is successful just because He is forever seeking to manifest Himself to us. The revelation of God to any man is not God coming from a distance upon a time to pay a brief and momentous visit to the man’s soul. Thus to think of it is to misunderstand it all. The approach of God to the soul or of the soul to God is not to be thought of in spatial terms at all. There is no idea of physical distance involved in the concept. It is not a matter of miles but of experience.

-A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God, 61

A.W. Tozer (1897-1963) was a 20th century spiritiual leader in the Wesleyan tradition whose works were recognized as classics even in his own lifetime. He ministered on many fronts, including pastoring and publishing, always inviting people into deeper intimacy with God.

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