Monday, September 27, 2010

The Priority of a Devotional Life

“The more I think of and pray about the state of religion in this country, and all over the world, the deeper my conviction becomes that the low state of the spiritual life of Christians is due to the fact that they do not realize that the aim and object of conversion is to bring the soul even here on earth to a daily fellowship with the Father in heaven.

“When once this truth has been accepted, the believer will perceive how indispensable it is to the spiritual life of a Christian to take time each day with God’s Word, and in prayer to wait upon God for His presence and love to be revealed.”

~Andrew Murray

I was reminded of the words of the second verse of Like a River Glorious by Francis Ridley Havergal:

Hidden in the hollow
Of His blessed hand,
Never foe can follow
Never traitor stand.
Not a surge of worry,
Not a shade of care,
Not a blast of hurry
Touch the spirit there.

Stayed upon Jehovah
Hearts are fully blest,
Finding, as He promised,
Perfect peace and rest.

May these thoughts bless you today!

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