Andrew Murray on Believe/Faith
Faith can be such a nebulous
concept, but Andrew Murray in With Christ in the
School of Prayer lays out faith in terms we can wrap our
minds around. "Faith is the ear by which we hear what is
promised and the eye by which we see what is
offered.” " (Chapter 12)
No one can stir, challenge,
and encourage a person to believing prayer as Andrew Murray
can. With Christ in the
School of Prayer is no quick read. None of his books are.
You’ll read through a paragraph or two, then
re-read…not because Murray is difficult to
understand, but because you don’t want to miss
anything….like chasing a delectable Italian sauce
around the plate with a piece of bread. You’ll work
at not missing a drop of what Murray is serving.
When you pick up this book for a re-read in a few months,
you’ll do the same thing. New insights will vibrate
in the depths of you. The book will seems almost new, as
fresh layer of understanding wash over you.
Lesson in Faith
Murray is firm in his
conviction that God means what He says and says what He
means in scripture. As you follow along with Murray in his
31-day devotional-style book, you, too, will be much more
convinced of what God is saying. And your faith-filled
prayer life will step up to new heights.
This sounds like hype. It’s not! I’m not
certain how many times I’ve read the
book…12-15 times. With Christ in the
School of Prayer still revs up my spiritual motor. You
can’t just read it. You work with it and it works on
The Nurture of Faith
Most of Andrew Murray’s
writings were done to nurture members of his South African
flock who lived in the rural areas and rarely made it to
church. Murray was thrilled to learn of the advent of
paperback books! He this as a way for his flock to carry
books with them everywhere, making use of every down moment
for study and devotion.
Quickly, these works spread globally, nurturing Christians
worldwide. It continues to be the same today, nearly a
century after Murray’s death. His books provide a
hearty and well-balanced banqueting table for spiritually
hungry Christians. After Agnes Sanford, Murray was the most
influential person in my early faith development.
The Faith of