Be Thou Exalted

O God,
Be Thou exalted over my possessions.
Nothing of earth’s treasures shall seem dear unto me
if only Thou art glorified in my life.

Be Thou exalted over my friendships.
I am determined that Thou shalt be above all,
though I must stand deserted and alone
in the midst of the earth.

Be Thou exalted above my comforts.
Though it mean the loss of bodily comforts
and the carrying of heavy crosses,
I shall keep my vow made this day before Thee.

 Be Thou exalted over my reputation.
Make me ambitious to please Thee
even if as a result I must sink into obscurity
and my name be forgotten as a dream.

Rise, O Lord,
into Thy proper place of honor,
above my ambitions,
above my likes and dislikes,
above my family,
my health
and even my life itself.

Let me decrease that Thou mayest increase;
let me sink that Thou mayest rise above.

– A. W. Tozer, 1897-1963


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One Response to Be Thou Exalted

  1. Jo Ann says:

    …………and amen…………….

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