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The prophet Tozer

I know the word prophet may bug a few of you, but I do think some men just see things clearly before their time. I find such a person in the writings of AW Tozer. I read this quote from him this morning and found it very revealing:

Modern civilization is so complex as to make the devotional life all but impossible. It wears us out by multiplying distractions and beats us down by destroying our solitude, where otherwise we might drink and renew our strength before going out to face the world again.

A.W. Tozer, Of God and Men

And now we have e-mail, IM, blogs (smile), RSS feeds and smart-phones which watch them all 24/7.  It is no wonder we are so thirsty in the parched contemporary desserts of western culture. Reminded again of the importance of solitude, reflection (thinking deeply), reading and prayer.

(HT - Sandy Young)