“Healthy roots grow healthy branches.”
The neglect of this principle is why so many believers are weak and fruitless, says Andrew Murray.“It is the lack of private prayer, the neglect of maintaining our hidden spiritual life rooted in Christ, ‘rooted and grounded in love’ (Eph. 3:17)…Nothing can change this except restoring the quiet time with the Lord in the life of the believer.”
In his distinctive devotional style, Murray calls us to daily cultivation of heart communion with Christ, from which we draw the grace to live for Him. This is not a simplistic “how-to” on daily quiet time, but a challenging exhortation to come alone with our Lord to find strength for each day.
“As Christians, we must learn not to trust our own efforts, but sink our roots deeper into Christ every day, and make the secret personal fellowship with God our priority,” says Murray. “Then true godliness will flourish.”