This morning, while reading from an excellent chapter in A.W. Tozer’s Knowledge Of The Holy, I stumbled across a verse that caused an instantaneous transformation within my spirit and attitude. Have you ever had one of these moments, where you read or hear something that pierces through your mind and places itself exactly where it has been missing since your birth? I do not find it to be a coincidence that as I read through this mind-blowing book concerning the incomprehensible nature of our Creator, that these moments have happened repeatedly. It is only natural that as we learn about our Creator, that our inner-framework begins to recognize the loving Hands of its Creator, as we unearth the blueprints of our spirit.
Tozer writes: “Let us not imagine that the truth of the divine self-sufficiency will paralyse Christian activity. Rather it will stimulate all holy endeavor. This truth, while a needed rebuke to human self-confidence, will when viewed in its Biblical perspective lift from our minds the exhausting load of mortality and encourage us to take the easy yoke of Christ and spend ourselves in Spirit-inspired toil for the honor of G-d and the good of mankind. For the blessed news is that the G-d who needs no one has in sovereign condescension set Himself to work by and in and through His obedient children.”
I once read a rather disturbing article, which described the creation of the universe as a reflection of the “inner child” of G-d. It stated one of the large reasons why we have so many stars and instances of repetition in our world (endless flowers, oceans, sand, etc) is that our Creator has similar characteristics of a child who tells their father “Again! Again!” when getting tickled or being shown attention. It went on to explain that G-d has the same delight in His creation. I found this to be, at best, a disrespectful and incredibly short-sighted attempt of describing our Heavenly Father.
When reading from Tozer, I find his writing to be incredibly captivating, as it forces one to read each passage slowly, with careful attention to detail and a natural urge to re-read each line for the hopes of discovering yet another good nugget of wisdom. We have a natural desire to explore the nature of G-d, as we can never even begin to fathom it. It is this natural curiosity that must be explored and trusted.
When we begin our spiritual journey of discovering our creator, we are embarking on a passage that can be likened to a coming of age; reaching a point of maturity where the only direction to go is forward, because the past is suddenly too simple and understood. And yet, the path ahead is mysterious and unknown, though it demands we, too, must move forward and discover as those who have traveled ahead of us have done.
Beginning the discovery to the true nature of G-d is one of the most humbling decisions one can ever take; with each new thought, discovery, and revelation we continue to discover just how insignificant, helpless, and universally worth-less we are in comparison to the Glory of the unspeakable G-d.
Alpha and Omega, Jehova-Sabaoth, El Elyon, Yeshua, Father… can we even begin to fathom the power of the everlasting I AM?