Sunday, April 18, 2010

Quote of the Week

"God wants worshipers before workers; indeed the only acceptable workers are those who have learned the lost art of worship"


kingfisher said...

I really like Tozer's dedication to Christ. And I really appreciate this quote.

There are so many admonitions by Christians for us to be more active, to "engage the culture," to find significant ways of witnessing in our work, to preach more or self-activate positive thoughts, or whatever.

What a relief to consider that God really wants worshippers even more than he wants doers. The "doing" will follow naturally, without the "I've tried so hard to please him, but I can't seem to measure up" mentality.

Ted M. Gossard said...

This reminds me of what Eugene Peterson says in his books, and notably in his latest book, "Practice Resurrection."

Every Square Inch said...

kingfisher - I used to read a lot more Tozer than I do now...I love this quote, though because we always need the reminder of what God considers most important in our response to him

Ted - I like that phrase "Practice Resurrection" - haven't read the book, though.

Ted M. Gossard said...

I love the book. Nearly finished reading it. Powerful and provocative. Works through Ephesians.