What we think about when we are free to think about what we will — that is what we are or will soon become.
A. W. Tozer (1897 – 1963)
Thinking is the mind’s speaking, and the Heart-searcher can, and does more easily take notice when the mind thinks impertinently, than we can observe when the tongue speaks so.
Anonymous quote in Edward Bickersteth, A Treatise on Prayer
To think God’s thoughts requires much prayer. If you do not pray much, you are not thinking God’s thoughts. If you do not read your Bible much and often and reverently, you are not thinking God’s thoughts.
A. W. Tozer, Rut, Rot, or Revival, p. 42
He who thinks of God will have a larger mind than the man who simply plods around this globe.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834 – 1892)
The thoughts dwell upon an act or course of action with interest and consent; this stirs the affections which in turn trigger off the will to act under contemplation. The sin that follows may be so base, so physical, so obviously ‘of the flesh’ that no one would dream it began as an undisciplined thought in the heart.
A. W. Tozer, The Set of the Sail, pp. 72-73
Thoughts of God, and of all else, erupt into acts.
Tom Wells, A Vision for Missions, p. 109