Doing the ordinary well

December 26, 2013 | by: Jason Shiels | 0 Comments

Posted in: Knowing God | Tags: Devotions

From 'Memoir and remains of Robert Murray McCheyne' by Andrew A. Bonar, using a quote by a Jeremy Taylor he cites,'If thou meanest to enlarge thy religion, do it rather by enlarging thine ordinary devotions than thy extraordinary.' This advice describes very accurately the plan of spiritual life on which Mr. McCheyne acted. He did occasionally set apart seasons for special prayer and fasting, occupying the time so set apart exclusively in devotion. But the real secret of his souls prosperity lay in the daily enlargement of his heart in fellowship with his God. And the river deepened as it flowed on to eternity;' pg 63.

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