Deity indwelling human beings! That, I say, is Christianity, and no one has experienced rightly the power of Christian belief until one has known this for oneself as a living reality. Everything else is preliminary to this. Incarnation, atonement, justification, regeneration; what are these but acts of God preparatory to the work of invading and the act of indwelling the redeemed human soul? Human beings who moved out of the heart of God by sin now move back into the heart of God by redemption. God who moved out of the heart of human beings because of sin now enters again their ancient dwelling to drive out their enemies and once more make the place of their feet glorious. — A.W. Tozer, The Divine Conquest
I have not blogged in many months. There is too much talk. Too much noise. Not enough listening in my soul. And so I’ve committed to listening. My prayers have been very short, very simple. Lord, indwell me. Lord, we are one – I in You, You in me. Lord, strip everything that is not You in me.
So dominated by ego, I lose myself quickly. I lose my Self – my deepest self in God, my Godself, as some say.
I liked this Tozer quote that my pastor Fred Harrell quoted in his sermon today. These days, I want nothing more than union. If I do have something to offer in continued blogs, pray I find a voice for it which is humble and connected to my Deepest Center. I’m weary of words, including my own, which only move us from heart back to head, from union to discord.