Many professing Christians have become extremely skillful in arranging our lives so as to admit the truth of Christianity without being embarrassed
by its implications. We arrange things so we can get on well enough without divine aid, while at the same time acting like we are seeking it. We boast in
the Lord, but watch carefully that we never get caught having to depend on Him.

But real faith knows only one way and gladly allows itself to be stripped of any second way or makeshift substitutes. For true faith, it is either God
or total collapse. And not since Adam first stood up on the earth has God failed a single man or woman who trusted Him.

It would be tragedy indeed to come to the place where we have no one but God and find that we had not really been trusting God during the days of
our earthly sojourn. It would be better to invite God now to remove every false trust, to disengage our hearts from all secret hiding places and to bring
us out into the open where we can discover for ourselves whether or not we actually trust Him. That is a harsh cure for our troubles, but it is a sure
one. Gentler cures may be too weak to do the work and time is running out on us.

– A. W. Tozer

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