Believing in Christ

I’m currently working on the preparation of a reprint of G. H. Lang’s excellent autobiography, An Ordered Life. When it’s ready, it will be available in paperback, as well as in Amazon’s Kindle format and Apple’s iBooks format. His was definitely a life totally surrendered to God and led by Him. Here’s a paragraph from the very end of the book:

It is thus with us today. Believing in Christ means that we sincerely own that He is what He is, the Son of God, and therefore sanctify Him in the heart as LORD (I Pet. 3:15). This produces deep heart-searching, a sensitive conscience, a putting away of all known sin, a humble, resolute carrying out of His commands, a trembling at His word, a genuine and detailed testing of all acts and practices so as to secure conformity to His will. It is in the measure that the believer is sincere and practical and thorough in this that light is granted, the heart is filled with the Spirit, and the living waters overflow to the refreshment of others. For God gives His Spirit to them that obey Him (Acts 5:32); that is, to those who do truly purpose to give to Christ the position which God has given Him, those who in reality “crown Him LORD of all.”

 

The Root of the Righteous

Anyone who knows me very well knows that A. W. Tozer is one of my all-time favorite authors. In fact, if I were to be stranded on a desert island with only two books, my choice would be the Bible and The Pursuit of God. But strange to say, I had never read his The Root of the Righteous until recently. And all I can say is Wow! This is almost as good as Pursuit. It seems like every sentence is loaded. The book has 46 short chapters. I read one or two per day during my morning quiet times and easily found one or two sentences that were well worth tweeting each morning. The chapters do not necessarily follow any order or any one subject, being a collection of editorials he wrote for The Alliance Witness. If you have never read this book before, I give it my highest recommendation. Take it for a spin in your daily quiet times. You will find yourself being stimulated to prayer and longing for more of God.