“A very dear young friend once said to me as I was talking to her—(it was a niece of my own)—’Oh, Uncle Andrew, I cannot try to make myself better than the Christians around me. Wouldn’t that be presumptuous?’
And I said, ‘My child, you must not ask what the Christians around you are, but you must be guided by what God says.’
She has since confessed to me how bitterly ashamed she has become of that expression, and how she went to God to seek His blessing.
Oh, friends, do not be content with that half Christian life that many of you are living, but say, “God wants it, God commands it; I must be filled with the Spirit.”
– Andrew Murray, from The Deeper Christian Life