Drawn from a sermon series A.W. Tozer delivered on the theme of God’s will for our lives, A Cloud by Day, a Fire by Night compares the battles Christians face almost daily to the battles the Israelites faced during their forty-year journey to Canaan.
As Tozer points out, there is no such thing as easy steps in discovering God’s will for our life. It’s a matter of finding God’s will for our next step or decision, and being faithful to the end.
Believing Christianity is a progressive upgrading of our walk with Jesus Christ, Tozer said no challenge we face is bigger than God. Not one challenge could ever surprise God because when we start our journey, God knows the beginning, end, and everything in between. He concluded this thought saying, nothing can happen to us God hasn’t prepared us to handle.
There were several other key points I came away with after reading A Cloud by Day A Fire by Night, but I’ll leave you with this one.
The enemies Israel faced in the Promised Land were not there by accident. They were there by God, and God prepared Israel to deal with them. Israel dwelt with the enemies on God’s terms. He was preparing them for their destination.
Before we can have a victory, we have to have a battle. Every battle makes us stronger. Every battle prepares us for the next battle.
Something to think about.
Have you read this book? If so, what was your impression of it?
I wish you well.
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I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House for a fair and honest review, which is exactly what I gave.