Sundays with Andrew Murray

So I am going to try something different on my blog – others have done Mondays or Wednesday with Wright, Fridays with Fee (since Robert quit blogging one of us needs to take that up again, maybe you? maybe me?), or this or that scholar, or with Barth, etc – I am going to try something a little different and try to share more devotional quotes from Andrew Murray on Sundays.  Like him or not, I think he has good things to say, and convicting.  Without further ado, here is the first quote I want to offer from Murray’s Absolute Surrender:

God does not ask you to give the perfect surrender in your strength, or the by the power of your will; God is willing to work it in you.  Do we not read: “It is God that worketh in us, both to will and to do of his good pleasure” (Phil 2:13)?  And that is what we should seek for – to go on our faces before God, until our hearts learn to believe that the everlasting God Himself will come in to turn out what is wrong, to conquer what is evil, and to work what is well-pleasing in His blessed sight.  God Himself will work it in you. (Kindle edition)

As we pursue a life of surrender it is not just us but God in and through us that moves us to that place of absolute surrender.  Blessings

One response to “Sundays with Andrew Murray

  1. Simply a great idea and need! The South African Brit Andrew Murray was certainly a devotional Christian. Every Christian, and especially pastors, should read his book: Humility, The Beauty of Holiness. One of my fav’s at least.

    ‘The mystery of grace, which teaches us that, as we lose ourselves in the overwhelming greatness of redeeming love, humility becomes to us the consummation of everlasting blessedness and adoration.’

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