The Worship Quote of the Week for (10/29/1996):

He served as Pastor of the Southside Alliance Church in Chicago for
32 years, from 1928 to 1959. He never went to be a Bible school, seminary
or university, but his many writings are rich and continue to direct the
reader's attention to the amazing God who desires our love, devotion and
worship. Today's WORSHIP QUOTE OF THE WEEK comes from the pen of A. W.

"I AM"
When God would make His name known to mankind, He could find no
better word than "I AM". . . . Everyone and everything else measures from
that fixed point. "I am that I am," says God, "I change not.

As the sailor locates his position on the sea by "shooting" the sun,
so we may get our moral bearings by looking at God. We must begin with God. We are right when and only when we stand in a right position relative to
God, and we are wrong so far and so long as we stand in any other position.

Much of our difficulty as seeking Christians stems from our
unwillingness to take God as He is and adjust our lives accordingly. We
insist upon trying to modify Him and bring Him nearer to our own image."

-- A. W. Tozer, in THE PURSUIT OF GOD, Christian Publications, 1948.

[Lord, forgive me for trying to usurp your place as the great "I AM." Help me
to see you for who you really are and to respond to you in spirit and in

Have a great week,
Chip Stam