“God and the spiritual world are real. We can reckon upon them with as much assurance as we reckon upon the familiar world around us. Spiritual things are there (or rather we should say here), inviting our attention and challenging our trust.”
“And this not by any trick of the imagination, but in downright actuality. The soul has eyes with which to see and ears with which to hear. Feeble they may be from long disuse, but by the life-giving touch of Christ alive now and capable of sharpest sight and most sensitive hearing. As we begin to focus upon God, the things of the spirit will take shape before our inner eyes. Obedience to the Word of Christ will bring an inward revelation of the Godhead (John 14: 21-23).
“If we would rise into that region of light and power plainly beckoning us through the Scriptures of truth, we must break the evil habit of ignoring the spiritual. We must shift our interest from the seen to the unseen.”
“More and more, as our faculties grow sharper and more sure, God will become to us the great “all,” and His presence the glory and wonder of our lives.”
A W Tozer
What can these words from Tozer teach us about Kingdom Expectation? What can we be doing to intentionally turn our attention to the Spirit’s work around us? What do obedience and consistency do for our spiritual senses?
Father, you spoke and creation was. You speak and we are.
Jesus, you call us by name. You are the Word that saves.
Holy Spirit, will you teach us to hear what you hear, to speak what you’re speaking.
Amen. Amen. Amen.