A.W. Tozer was a servant of God, a prayer warrior, and a selfless pastor. He led Chicago’s Southside Alliance Church for 30 years and authored over 40 books. Throughout his ministry, Tozer applied several idiosyncrasies that complemented his desire to solely glorify God in his teachings.
At the end of each sermon, the altar was open to church attendees, but Tozer often encouraged them to return to their home to pray about becoming a follower of Christ. Tozer feared that having a large altar call would build his personal pride as a pastor, rather than give credit to God for working in people’s hearts. Tozer’s preaching style also fit this mindset—he avoided alliterations and other catchy techniques in his sermons, as he wanted the focus to be exclusively on the Word of God.
Tozer’s words have impacted thousands of people and their walks with God, and his legacy lives on to spread the truth of Christ’s life and love.
Here are four essential quotes by A.W. Tozer. May they remind you to seek God in every situation—both good and bad—that comes your way:
“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”
“It is doubtful whether God can bless a man greatly until He has hurt him deeply.”
“Always, everywhere God is present, and always He seeks to discover Himself to each one.”
“God never hurries. There are no deadlines against which he must work. Only to know this is to quiet our spirits and relax our nerves.”
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