“The legacy left by A.W. Tozer is found in the majesty of God.”
What a statement written by James L. Snyder to remember Tozer. Wouldn’t that be amazing? That the legacy of your life isn’t found in your possessions or your work success or physical fitness or even your church ministry, but found IN the beauty, goodness and love of God?
May we spend our lives for the smile and glory of God and may the generations behind us remember us for the Spirit-fruit we cultivated and shared.
“‘Be thou exalted’ is the language of victorious spiritual experience. It is a little key to unlock the door to great treasures of grace. It is central in the life of God in the soul. Let the seeking man reach a place where life and lips join to say continually “Be thou exalted,” and a thousand minor problems will be solved at once. His Christian life ceases to be the complicated thing it had been before and becomes the very essence of simplicity… He has met his life problem at its center, and everything else must follow along.”
O God, be Thou exalted over my possessions. Nothing of earth’s treasures shall seem dear unto me if only Thou art glorified in my life.
Be Thou exalted over my friendships. I am determined that Thou shalt be above all, though I must stand deserted and alone in the midst of the earth.
Be Thou exalted above my comforts. Though it mean the loss of bodily comforts and the carrying of heavy crosses I shall keep my vow made this day before Thee.
Be Thou exalted over my reputation. Make me ambitious to please Thee even if as a result I must sink into obscurity and my name be forgotten as a dream.
Rise, O Lord, into Thy proper place of honor, above my ambitions, above my likes and dislikes, above my family, my health and even my life itself. Let me decrease that Thou mayest increase, let me sink that Thou mayest rise above.
What a prayer.