21 Inspirational A.W. Tozer Quotes

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Aiden Wilson (often called A.W.) Tozer has some great thought provoking quotes about faith, God and life. A.W. Tozer was a teenager when he heard a street preacher say “If you don’t know how to be saved… just call on God.” He went home and went into the attic and called out to God. Five years later he started a long career in ministry as a preacher, author, and well known Christian leader.(1) Check out this list of some of Tozer’s most inspirational and well know Christian quotes.

Featured A.W. Tozer Quote
““Perhaps it takes a purer faith to praise God for unrealized blessings than for those we once enjoyed or those we enjoy now.”

A.W. Tozer Quotes on God

“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”

“It is doubtful whether God can bless a man greatly until He has hurt him deeply.”

“God never hurries. There are no deadlines against which he must work. Only to know this is to quiet our spirits and relax our nerves.”

“I want the presence of God Himself, or I don’t want anything at all to do with religion… I want all that God has or I don’t want any.”

“The fact of God is necessary for the fact of man. Think God away and man has no ground of existence.”

“Without doubt, the mightiest thought the mind can entertain is the thought of God, and the weightest word in any language is its word for God.”

“God knows instantly and effortlessly all matter and all matters, all mind and every mind, all spirit and all spirits, all being and every being, all creaturehood and all creatures, every plurality and all pluralities, all law and every law, all relations, all causes, all thoughts, all mysteries, all enigmas, all feeling, all desires, every unuttered secret, all thrones and dominions, all personalities, all things visible and invisible in heaven and in earth, motion, space, time, life, death, good, evil, heaven, and hell.”

“God wants the whole person and He will not rest till He gets us in entirety. No part of the man will do”

Tozer No Part_6Faith A.W. Tozer Quotes

“Any faith that must be supported by the evidence of the senses is not real faith.”

“True faith rests upon the character of God and asks no further proof than the moral perfections of the One who cannot lie.”

“When we try to focus our thought upon One who is pure uncreated being we may see nothing at all, for He dwelleth in light that no man can approach unto. Only by faith and love are we able to glimpse Him as He passes by our shelter in the cleft of the rock.”

“We can afford to follow Him to failure. Faith dares to fail. The resurrection and the judgment will demonstrate before all worlds who won and who lost. We can wait.”

“Faith is an organ of knowledge, and love an organ of experience.”

Life Quotes by A.W. (Aiden Wilson) Tozer

“Refuse to be average. Let your heart soar as high as it will.”

“Rules for Self Discovery:
1. What we want most;
2. What we think about most;
3. How we use our money;
4. What we do with our leisure time;
5. The company we enjoy;
6. Who and what we admire;
7. What we laugh at.”

“But the sons of this world have not God; they have only each other, and they walk holding to each other and looking to one another for assurance like frightened children.”

“We can be in our day what the heroes of faith were in their day – but remember at the time they didn’t know they were heroes.”

“A man by his sin may waste himself, which is to waste that which on earth is most like God. This is man’s greatest tragedy and God’s heaviest grief.”

“Jesus calls us to his rest, and meekness is His method. The meek man cares not at all who is greater than he, for he has long ago decided that the esteem of the world is not worth the effort.”

“We need never shout across the spaces to an absent God. He is nearer than our own soul, closer than our most secret thoughts”

What is your favorite quote from A.W. Tozer? Let us know in the comments!

Resources:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._W._Tozer

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