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I have kept several journals over the years. One of my journals is just filled with scripture. Some of my other journals are filled with significant quotes from other authors I was reading. So, I'm sitting on these journals and thinking it might be a good thing to enter some of these prayers, scriptures, and quotes for your edification and considerations. I think you'll enjoy these. And if you would also like to contribute such quotes yourself, by all means, join in.

"LORD, take my lips and speak through them; take my mind and think through it; take my heart and set it on fire!" W.H.H. Aitken

Your brother in Christ,


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For by the death HE died, HE died to sin [ending His relation to it] once for all, and the life that HE lives HE is living to God--in unbroken fellowship with HIM. Even so consider yourselves also dead to sin and your relation to it broken, but [that you are] alive to God--living in unbroken fellowship with HIM--in Christ Jesus." Romans 6:10-11
FELLOWSHIP WITH THE FATHER from Andrew Murray, Daily Experience with God

When you pray, go into our room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place. Matthew 6:6

Man was created for fellowship with God. God made him in His own image and likeness, so that he would be capable of understanding and enjoying God, entering into His will, and delighting in His glory. Because God is the everywhere-present and all-pervading One, man could have lived in the enjoyment of this unbroken fellowship. Sin robbed us of this fellowship. Nothing but this fellowship can satisfy the heart of either man or God. It was this fellowship that Christ came to restore—to bring back to God His lost creature, and to bring man back to all he was created for. Fellowship with God is the consummation of all blessedness on earth as it is in heaven. This blessing comes when we experience the promise, “I will never leave you or forsake you” (Heb. 13:5), and when we can say, “The Father is always with me.”

This fellowship with God is meant to be ours all day long, whatever our condition or the circumstances surrounding us. The ability to maintain close and glad fellowship with God all day long will depend entirely upon the intensity with which we seek Him in the hour of secret prayer. The one essential thing in the morning watch or the quiet hour is fellowship with God.

Our Lord teaches us the inner secret of prayer: “Shut your door, and pray to your Father who is in the secret place.” When you are n secret, you have the Father’s presence and attention. You know that He sees and hears you. Of more importance than all your request is this one thing: the childlike living assurance that your Father sees you and that you have now met Him face to face. With His eyes on you and yours on Him, you are now enjoying actual fellowship with Him.

Christian, there is a terrible danger to which you stand exposed in your inner chamber of prayer. You are in danger of substituting prayer and Bible study for living fellowship with God.

Fellowship is the living interchange of giving Him your love, your heart, and your life and receiving from God His love, His live and Hi Spirit. Your needs and their expression, your desire to pray humbly, earnestly, and believingly, may so occupy your mind that the light of His countenance and the joy of His love cannot enter you. Your Bible study may so interest you that the very Word of God may become a substitute for God Himself. The greatest hindrance to fellowship is anything that keeps the soul occupied instead of leading it to God Himself. We go out into the day’s work without the power of an abiding fellowship because the blessing was not secured in our morning devotions.

also from "Abiding in Christ" by Andrew Murray
"Being in Christ, abiding in HIM means the soul is placed by God Himself in the midst of this wonderful environment of the life of Christ. We are given up to God, in obedience and sacrifice, filled with God in Resurrection life and glory. The nature and character of Jesus Christ--HIS attitudes and affections, HIS power and glory--these are the elements in which we live, the air we breathe, the life in which our life exists and grows."