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· Andrew Murray,Secret of Adoration,Waiting on God

Snippets from The Secret of Adoration:

#4 The Desire for God

Our Glorious God

My soul yearns for you in the night; in the morning my spirit longs for you” (Isaiah 26:9).

What is the the greatest, the most glorious think that man can find on earth? Nothing less than God Himself.

As glorious as God is, so is the glory which begins to work in the heart and life of the Christian who gives himself to live for God.

Fellowship with God is the chief end of life

My brother, my sister, have you learnt what the first and greatest thing is you have to do each day? Nothing less and nothing greater than to seek this God, to meet Him, to worship Him, to live for Him and for His glory.


It is a great step that advances the life of a Christian when he truly sees this and yields himself to consider fellowship with God every day as the chief end of life.

Take time to know God

Take time to ask yourself whether the highest wisdom for a Christian is not to know his God aright and to love Him with his whole heart. You need to believe that God Himself is most desirous that you should live for Him this way and will, in answer to your prayers, enable you to do so.

Begin today by taking a Word from God’s Book to speak to Him in stillness of soul.


You God are my God,

earnestly I seek you;

I thirst for you,

my whole being longs for you

in a dry and parched land

where there is no water.

(Psalm 63:1)

Blessed are those who seek His statues and seek Him with all their heart (Psalm 119:2).

Repeat these words in deep reverence and childlike longing till their spirit and power enter your heart. Wait upon God till you begin to realize the blessedness that comes from meeting with Him in this way.


As you persevere, you will learn to expect that the conscious presence of God will abide with you throughout the day.


I waited patiently for the Lord; He turned to me and heard my cry (Psalm 40:1).



Murray, Andrew, The Secret of Adoration. London: Marshall Morgan & Scott 1914.

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