(Heb.

11:4)

Andrew Murray Died 18th January 1917 
God never speaks to His people of sin except with a view of

saving them from it. 
Men seek to do themselves what grace alone can do in them.  God does not partially forgive.  The great thing in prayer is to feel that we are putting our

supplications into the bosom of omnipotent love. 
Many earnest Christians either do not understand various truths

or, if they admit them in theory they fail to realize their application in practice. 
Spiritual truth does not thus become our possession at once.

Although I understand it, although I consent heartily to it, although I receive it, it may speedily fade away and be forgotten, unless by private meditation I give it time to become fixed and rooted in me, to become united and identified with me. 

The secret of holiness comes to those who seek it not, but only

seek Jesus ² He will make us holy. 
The world asks, "What does a man own?" Christ asks, "How does

he use it?" 
Beware in your prayers, above everything else, of limiting God,

not only by unbelief, but by fancying that you know what He can do. 
One great power of sin is that it blinds men so that they do not

recognize its true character. 
The only humility that is really ours is not that which we try to

show before God in prayer, but that which we carry with us in our daily conduct. 
A readiness to believe every promise implicitly, to obey every

command unhesitatingly, to stand perfect and complete in all the will of God, is the only true spirit of Bible study. 
The Holy Spirit is the first of the Father·s gifts, and the one He

delights most to bestow. The Holy Spirit is therefore the gift we ought first and chiefly to seek and ask for in Prayer. 
When we work more than we pray, the presence and power of

God are not seen in our work as we would wish. 
There is need of a great revival of spiritual life, of truly fervent

devotion to our Lord Jesus, of entire consecration to His service. 

Many forget that our relationship to God, and cooperation with

Him is not that he does the larger part and we the lesser but that God does all and we do all ² God all in us, we all through God. 
Faith expects from God what is beyond all expectation.  There is in the Christian life great need of watchfulness and of

prayer, of self denial and of striving, of obedience and of diligence. 
Some people pray just to pray and some people pray to know

God. 
The man who mobilizes the Christian church to pray will make

the greatest contribution to world evangelization in history. 
Faith in a prayer-hearing God will make a prayer-loving

Christian. 
The only humility that is really ours is not that which we try to

show before God in prayer, but that which we carry with us in our daily conduct. 
Our love to God is measured by our everyday fellowship with

others and the love it displays. 
Look at your own life. What are the works of Satan and? They are

chiefly these three: self-will, self-trust, and self-exaltation. 
The chief thing is, not to know what God has said we must do,

but that God Himself says it to us. 

To the healthy walking is a pleasure, to the sick a burden, if not

an impossibility ² To many, movement and progress in God·s way is indeed an effort and a weariness. 
Prayer is not monologue, but dialogue. Gods voice in response to

mine is its most essential part. 
The greatest test of whether the holiness we profess to seek or to

attain is truth and life will be whether it produces an increasing humility in us. In man, humility is the one thing needed to allow God's holiness to dwell in him and shine through him. The chief mark of counterfeit holiness is lack of humility. The holiest will be the humblest. 
God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly

yielded to Him. 
No less essential than for the commencement, is faith for the

progress of the spiritual life. 
Salvation comes through a cross and a crucified Christ.  Lord increase in me,

The conviction that I must be holy The knowledge of how I am to be holy The joy that I may be holy The faith that I can holy. ¶Friend, remember that it is better to read 1 quote 10 times (meditatively) than to read 10 quotes 1 time (superficially).·

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