Tag: Strength

Conquer First, Bless Second

A.W. Tozer 90x115by A.W. Tozer

Then the man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with men and have overcome.” Genesis 32:28

The experiences of men who walked with God in olden times agree to teach that the Lord cannot fully bless a man until He has first conquered him. The degree of blessing enjoyed by any man will correspond exactly with the completeness of God’s victory over him. This is a badly neglected tenet of the Christian’s creed, not understood by many in this self-assured age, but it is nevertheless of living importance to us all. This spiritual principle is well illustrated in the Book of Genesis.

“No One Whose Hope Is In You Will Ever Be Put To Shame”

Columbia Gorge. show me the right path We all have our own trials in life. Sometimes we get to the point where we think if God will take away this one thing, this one trial, everything else would fall into place and we could handle the other things in life. If he would only take this one thing away, we could handle all the rest. I guess this is human nature to do this but it sure never works out that way.

My Dad used to say “It’s always something” and it is. It seems like once you fix one thing, something else goes wrong. So you have to be prepared for it.