Quotes from Andrew Murray (1828 – 1917) – Minister and the man of God:
The man who mobilizes Christian Church to pray will make the greatest contribution to world evangelization in history.
Each time, before you intercede, be quiet first, and worship God in his glory. Think of what He can do, and how he delights to hear the prayer of his redeemed people. Think of your place and privilege in Christ, and expect great things.
Greetings. May God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.
Word: Matthew 5: 14 – 17 says, you are the light of the world – like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.
Can you hide a city that is sitting on top of a mountain? Its light at might can be seen for miles. If we live for Christ we will glow like lights, showing others what Christ is like. We hide our light by
Word: “Don’t you see that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and then out of the body? But the things that come out of a person’s mouth come from the heart, and these defile them. For out of the heart come evil thoughts—murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander. These are what defile a person; but eating with unwashed hands does not defile them.” Matthew 15:17-20
Thought: We work hard to keep our outward appearance attractive, but what is deep down in our heart is more important to God. When people become followers of Christ, God makes them different on the inside. He will continue the process of transformation inside them if only they ask and seek. God wants us to have a healthy relationship with Him and others by Godly thoughts, acceptable speech pattern and Christ centered motives.
Be strong in the Lord and His mighty power. Ephesians 6: 10
Jesus called the crowd to him and said, “Listen and understand. What goes into someone’s mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth that is what defiles them.” Then the disciples came to him and asked, “Do you know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this?” He replied, “Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be pulled up by the roots. Leave them; they are blind guides. If the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit.” Matthew 15:10-14
And if Christ has not been raised, then your faith has nothing to it; you are still guilty of your sins. And those in Christ who already died are lost. If our hope in Christ for this life only, we should be pitied more than anyone else in the world. 1 Corinthians 15: 17-19
Thought: The truth of Christianity rests heavily on the Resurrection. His disciples, those who claimed to have seen the risen Jesus went on to turn the world upside down. Most of them also died for being followers of Christ.