Restoring Your Soul

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Restoring Your Soul

I love the line on the 23rd Psalm: “He restores my soul.” But how do we participate in soul restoration? Here are some timely year-end thoughts on restoring your soul from A.W. Tozer.

My voice you shall hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning I will direct it to You, and I will look up. 
–Psalm 5:3



Retire from the world each day to some private spot, even if it be only the bedroom (for a while I retreated to the furnace room for want of a better place). Stay in the secret place till the surrounding noises begin to fade out of your heart and a sense of God’s presence envelops you. Deliberately tune out the unpleasant sounds and come out of your closet determined not to hear them. 



Listen for the inward Voice till you learn to recognize it. Stop trying to compete with others. Give yourself to God and then be what and who you are without regard to what others think. Reduce your interests to a few. Don’t try to know what will be of no service to you. Avoid the digest type of mind–short bits of unrelated facts, cute stories and bright sayings.

Learn to pray inwardly every moment. After a while you can do this even while you work. Practice candor, childlike honesty, humility. Pray for a single eye. Read less, but read more of what is important to your inner life. Never let your mind remain scattered for very long. 

Call home your roving thoughts. Gaze on Christ with the eyes of your soul. Practice spiritual concentration. 
From 
Of God and Men, page. 128-129.

Yours for the pursuit of God in the company of friends, Dick Staub.

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