Revival: Individual Return, by A.W. Tozer


Revival: Individual Return

By A.W.Tozer

"Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap in mercy; break up your fallow
ground, for it is time to seek the Lord, till He comes and rains
righteousness on you"
Hosea 10:12

It will require a determined heart and more than a little courage to
wrench ourselves loose from the grip of our times and return to
biblical ways. But it can be done. Every now and then in the past
Christians have had to do it. History has recorded several large-scale
returns led by such men as St. Francis, Martin Luther and George Fox.
Unfortunately, there seems to be no Luther or Fox on the horizon at
present. Whether or not another such return may be expected before
the coming of Christ is a question upon which Christians are not
fully agreed, but that is not of too great importance to us now.

What God in His sovereignty may yet do on a world-scale I do not claim
to know. But what He will do for the plain man or woman who seeks His
face I believe I do know and can tell others. Let any man turn to God
in earnest, let him begin to exercise himself unto godliness, let him
seek to develop his powers of spiritual receptivity by trust and
obedience and humility, and the results will exceed anything he may
have hoped in his leaner and weaker days. The Pursuit of God, 70-71.

"Lord, today I commit myself to 'turn to God in earnest,' to 'begin
to exercise [myself] unto godliness,' and to 'seek to develop [my]
powers of spiritual receptivity by trust and obedience and humility.'
You determine the results. Amen."