Are You Just Studying the Bible or Encountering God?

“Hearing the voice of God is something more than the thoughtful study of the Word. There may be a study and knowledge of the Word in which there is but little real fellowship with the living God. But there is also a reading of the Word, in the very presence of the Father and under the leading of the Spirit, in which the Word comes to us in living power from God himself. It is to us the very voice of the Father, a real personal fellowship with himself. It is the loving voice of God entering the heart that brings blessing and strength. and awakens the response of a living faith that reaches the heart of God again.”

  • Andrew Murray, With Christ in the School of Prayer