Daily Fellowship With God by Andrew Murray

Posted on Jul 19, 2012 in Conversations | 0 comments

Good day to you friends of Samaritan’s Well. Today, we are presenting a 100 year old teaching from Andrew Murray that is so good that we have brought it to modern day language. We hope that you enjoy!

Daily Fellowship

By Andrew Murray

  1. The first and chief need of our Christian life is, Fellowship with God. The Divine life within us comes from God, and is entirely dependent upon Him. As I need every moment fresh air to breathe, as the sun sends down its light every moment, so it is only in direct living communication with God that my soul can be strong. The manna of one day was no longer good when the next day came. I must every day have fresh grace from heaven, and I obtain it only in direct waiting upon God Himself. Begin each day by remaining before God, and letting Him touch you. Take time to meet God.
  2. To this end, let your first act in your devotion be setting yourself still before God. In prayer, or worship, everything depends on God taking the chief place. I must bow and submit myself quietly before Him in humble faith and adoration, speaking from within my heart: “God is. God is near. God is love, longing to communicate Himself to me. God the Almighty One, Who works all in all, is even now waiting to work in me, and make Himself known.” Take time, until you know that God is very near.
  3. When you have given God His place of honor, glory, and power, take your place of deepest lowliness, and seek to be filled with the Spirit of humility. As a creature it is your blessedness to be nothing, that God may be all in you. As a sinner you are not worthy to look up to God; bow in self-abasement. As a saint, let God’s love overwhelm you, and bow even lower. Sink down before Him in humility, meekness, patience, and surrender to His goodness and mercy. He will exalt you. Take time, to get very low before God.
  4. Then accept and value your place in Christ Jesus. God delights in nothing but His beloved Son, and can be satisfied with nothing else in those who draw near to Him. Enter deep into God’s holy presence in the boldness which the blood gives, and in the assurance that in Christ you are the most pleasing to God that you can be. In Christ you are within the veil. You have access into the very heart and love of the Father. This is the great object of fellowship with God, that I may have more of God in my life, and that God may see Christ formed in me. Be silent before God and let Him bless you.
  5. This Christ is a living Person. He loves you with a personal love, and He looks every day for the personal response of your love. Look into His face with trust, until His love really shines into your heart. Make His heart glad by telling Him that you love Him. He offers Himself to you as a personal Savior and keeps you from the power of sin. Don’t ask, “can I be kept from sinning, if I keep close to Him?” but instead ask, “can I be kept from sinning, if He always keeps close to me?” and you see at once how safe it is to trust Him.
  6. We have not only Christ’s life in us as a power, and His presence with us as a person, but we have His likeness to be worked into us. He is to be formed in us, so that His form or figure, His likeness, can be seen in us. Bow before God until you get some sense of the greatness and blessedness of the work to be carried on by God in you this day. Say to God, “Father, here I am for you to give as much in me of Christ’s likeness as I can receive.” And wait to hear Him say, “My child, I give you as much of Christ as your heart is open to receive.” The God who revealed Jesus in the flesh and perfected Him, will reveal Him in you and perfect you in Him. The Father loves the Son, and loves to work out Christ’s image and likeness in us. Count on it that this blessed work will be done in you as you wait on your God, and hold fellowship with Him.
  7. The likeness to Christ consists chiefly in two things: A.The likeness of His death and B.The likeness of His resurrection (Rom 6:5).
    • The death of Christ was the fulfillment of His humility and obedience, the entire giving up of His life to God. In Him, we are dead to sin. As we sink down in humility and dependence and entire surrender to God, the power of His death works in us, and we are made to conform to His death.
    • And so we know Him in the power of His resurrection, in the victory over sin, and all the joy and power of the risen life. Therefore every morning, present yourselves to God as people who are alive from the dead. He will maintain the life He gave, and give to us the grace to live as risen ones.\
  8. All of this can only be in the power of the Holy Spirit, who dwells in you. Count on Him to glorify Christ in you. Count on Christ to increase the flow of His Spirit into you. As you wait before God to fully understand and realize His presence, remember that the Spirit is in you to bring to light the things of God. Seek in God’s presence to have the anointing of the Spirit of Christ so that your whole life may truly, at every moment, be spiritual.
  9. As you meditate on this wondrous salvation and seek full fellowship with the great and holy God, and wait on Him to reveal Christ in you, you will feel how important the giving up of all things is to receive Him. Look for the grace to know what it means to live as fully devoted to God as Christ did. Only the Holy Spirit Himself can teach you what completely yielding your whole life to God can mean. Wait on God to show you in this what you don’t know. Let every approach to God, and every request for fellowship with Him be accompanied by a new, very definite, and complete surrender to Him to work in you.
  10. As through all Scripture and all of our spiritual lives, let faith be the keynote. As you wait before God, let it be in a deep quiet faith in Him, the Invisible One, who is so near, so holy, so mighty, so loving. Remain in a deep, restful belief that all the blessings and powers of the heavenly life are around you, and in you. Just yield yourself in the faith of a perfect trust to the Ever Blessed Holy Trinity to work out all of God’s purpose in you. Begin each day in fellowship with God, and God will be all in all to you.

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