Happy Friday everyone! Today’s featured free download is Absolute Surrender by Andrew Murray.
You know in daily life what absolute surrender is. You know that everything has to be given up to its special, definite object and service. I have a pen in my pocket, and that pen is absolutely surrendered to the one work of writing, and that pen must be absolutely surrendered to my hand if I am to write properly with it. If another holds it partly, I cannot write properly… And now, do you expect that in your immortal being, in the divine nature that you have received…, God can work His work, every day and every hour, unless you are entirely given up to Him? God cannot. The Temple of Solomon was absolutely surrendered to God when it was dedicated to Him. And every one of us is a temple of God, in which God will dwell and work mightily on one condition — absolute surrender to Him. God claims it, God is worthy of it, and without it God cannot work His blessed work in us. God not only claims it, but God will work it Himself.
In this classic book, first published in 1895, Andrew Murray clearly and simply explains that if our hearts are willing to surrender everything into God’s hands, there is no end to what He will do for us, and no end to the blessings that He will bestow upon us. This is just the beginning of Andrew Murray’s counsel that will enable you to take a giant step closer to fellowship with God.
Andrew Murray, Jr. was born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1828. He was the second child of Andrew Murray Sr., a Scottish Presbyterian serving the Dutch Reformed Church of South Africa as a missionary. Andrew pastored churches in Bloemfontein, Worcester, Cape Town and Wellington, all in South Africa. He was an amazingly prolific Christian author. All of his publications were originally written in Dutch and then translated into English. As his popularity grew, Murray’s books found their way into more than twelve foreign languages during his lifetime alone. Murray is best known for his devotional writings, which place great emphasis on the need for a rich, personal devotional life. Several of his books have become classics including: Abide in Christ, Absolute Surrender and Waiting on God.
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