123 years after Andrew Murray first published "Waiting on God" in 1896, fellow South African, Colin Millar, brings a fresh charge to this relational and foundational practice of the Christian faith.
Over the past year hundreds of people have read, learnt, grown but most importantly PRACTICED this simple, but not easy, art and discipline of Waiting on God. As many people responded to the call of God to wait on Him, several things have become very apparent:
These words are from Andrew Murray: "I send forth these meditations; I can only cast them on the love of my brethren, and of our God. May He use them to draw us all to Himself, to learn in practice and experience the blessed art of WAITING ONLY UPON GOD. Would God that we might get some right conception of what the influence would be of a life given, not in thought, or imagination, or effort, but in the power of the Holy Spirit, wholly to waiting upon God."
Colin has taken another of Andrew Murray's quotes: "A minister has no more solemn duty than to teach people to wait upon God" literally and has taught, challenged and invited over 500 people to the practice of Waiting on God. Leaving each person with a personally inscribed copy of this book as a gift. Would you too, take up this charge to wait on God with your family, church, ministry, or business?
Taste and see that the Lord is good, stop and PRAY NOW with me: "Father, please give me grace to wait, be still, to sit quietly, stopping my racing mind and emotions to just enjoy Your presence, right nowfor 5 minutesThank you Jesus, Amen." Sweet Saint, taking 5 minutes to be still, Psalm 46:10, with the most High God is what I call "Giving God A High Five" and this being still, declaring your absolute trust and dependence upon God only, is the very heart and core of what it means to Wait on God.
This slender but profound book of daily devotionals for the Christian seeking closer communion with God is more than a century old, but it continues to inspire and stir the faithful today. Written by the influential 19th-century preacher and missionary, here are 31 meditations on the Almighty, one for each day of the month. A book that can truly, and deeply change your relationship with God and your life in one month. A South African of Scottish ancestry, Dutch Reformed Church minister ANDREW MURRAY (1828-1917) was a prolific writer, publishing more than 200 powerful books, including Waiting on God, The School of Obedience, Absolute Surrender, and The Deeper Christian Life.