Andrew Murray's "Waiting on God" (Day #1)
I can recall A.W. Pink, Jonathan Edwards, William Wilberforce, John Calvin, to name a few.
As I mentioned yesterday, I am about to journey on a 32 day reading of Andrew Murray's, "Waiting on God".
Andrew Murray was a pastor/author, from South Africa, in the Dutch Reformed Church. He lived from 1828, until he reached 88 years old in 1917. Here is a little more biographical information, from Calvin College's "Christian Classics Ethereal Library".
Andrew Murray shares in his preface, that more than half of these 31 meditations, were written on board a ship, traveling between South Africa, and England.
Murray shares why he wrote this particular set of meditations: "Previous to my leaving for England last year, I had been much impressed by the thought of how, in all our religion, personal and public, we need more of God. I had felt that we needed to train our people in their worship more to wait on God, and to make the cultivation of a deeper sense of His presence - of more direct contact with Him, of entire dependence on Him - a definite aim of our ministry."
Murray further goes on to say:
Finally, Andrew Murray quotes a keynote struck from the first Keswick Convention in 1875:
I am looking forward to this journey. I hope that you will come along, and share in my discoveries.