“And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night: He took not away the pillar of cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.” Exodus 13:21-22
How do you know God’s will for your life? When difficult decisions arise we long for God to show us the way. In A Cloud by Day, A Fire by Night, A.W. Tozer uses the story of God leading His people out of Egypt and into the promised land to help reassure us of the Lord’s guidance.
God wants to guide us into a deeper life with Him.
It starts with trusting the Holy Spirit and following where he leads us.
“When I surrender myself to God, when I accept nothing less than God’s way revealed to me through God’s voice, I will get to the place He wants me to be.”
Tozer encourages readers not to quit when difficulties arise and discouragement comes.
“He will lead us through our Jordan to where God can be glorified through our ministry.”
I loved the topic because learning to listen and obey the voice of God has been vital in helping me overcome fear.
“We may not know where we are going, but as long as we are following the Lord, we have nothing to fear.”
God empowers us to do what He’s called us to do.
“I can only obey God when I know what He wants me to do. I may not understand all of the implications of what He wants me to do at the time, but I understand that He wants me to do something, and if He wants me to do something, He will give me the power and ability to do that something.”
“We need to be doing work not that we are capable of doing, but work that can only come through the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives.”
This book draws from a sermon series he preached on the will of God. I received a free copy of this book from Bethany Publishing in exchange for my honest review.
A.W. Tozer (1897-1963) was a self-taught theologian, pastor, and writer whose powerful words continue to grip the intellect and stir the soul of today’s believer. He authored more than forty books. The Pursuit of God and The Knowledge of the Holy are considered modern devotional classics.