Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Abiding and Working - A Quote from Andrew Murray

I have been slowly reading through a book called Abide in Christ* by Andrew Murray, and have been so blessed, encouraged and convicted by it. Each chapter has had much that spoke to my heart, and that I have then been seeking to apply to my own life. The below portion (as well as many others) was especially convicting to me . . . I had shared it over on Leah's and my blog Follow in His Steps, and I thought I would share it here as well. I hope that it will bless and encourage your heart as it did mine!

"If we are abiding in Jesus, let us begin to work. Let us first seek to influence those around us in daily life. Let us accept distinctly and joyfully our holy calling, that we are even now to live as the servants of the love of Jesus to our fellow-men. Our daily life must have for its object the making of an impression favourable to Jesus. When you look at the branch, you see at once the likeness to the Vine. We must live so that somewhat of the holiness and the gentleness of Jesus may shine out in us. We must live to represent Him. As was the case with Him when on earth, the life must prepare the way for the teaching . . . .

"Living so, with our hearts longing to have Jesus glorified in the souls He is seeking after, let us offer ourselves to Him for direct work. There is work in our own home. There is work among the sick, the poor, and the outcast. There is work in a hundred different paths which the Spirit of Christ opens up through those who allow themselves to be led by Him . . . . Abiding in Christ, let us work."

Quote taken from the book Abide in Christ by Andrew Murray; pg.117

*As a little disclaimer, I do not necessarily agree with everything that is shared in the book, but overall, the content is excellent!


  1. What beautiful quotes! :o) Thank you for sharing them! :o)

  2. Beautiful...and yes, to abide in Him daily! :-)

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    In Christ,
    Johanna Kautt


  4. I have been reading Andrew Murray's "Humility: The Journey to Holiness" and have been greatly blessed by it. I look forward to reading "Abide in Christ". The quote you shared was such a blessing! I also cannot say that I agree with everything he writes, but I find that is the case with some of the other authors I read as well. I have been greatly blessed by many of their wise words, nevertheless!

  5. You’re welcome, Nabila! And I am glad that they were a blessing to you.

  6. Thank you for your comment, Miss Anne! Oh, to abide in Him daily!! That is the cry of my heart.

  7. Thank you for stopping by my blog, Johanna, and for sharing those links! I look forward to stopping by.

  8. The book that you are reading by Andrew Murray sounds very good, Miss Linda. I might have to see if I can find that one online. I hope that you are blessed by the book Abide in Christ!

    Like you, most books that I read, I do not agree with all of the content (which isn’t surprising since the author’s are not perfect, but are fallible men), but again as you shared, I have been blessed by much of the wisdom that they have shared.


Thanks so much for your comment! Each one is read and enjoyed. :)