It Takes Time
By Andrew Murray
It needs time to grow into Jesus the Vine. Do not expect to abide in Him unless you will give Him that time. It is not enough to read God's Word and other meditations and when we think we have hold of the thoughts and have asked God for His blessing, to go out in the hope that the blessing will abide. If we are to live through Jesus, we must feed on Him (John 6:57). We must thoroughly take in and assimilate that heavenly food the Father has given us in His life.
Take time each day before you read, and while you read, and after you read, to put yourself into living contact with the living Jesus, to yield yourself distinctly and consciously to His blessed influence. Give Him the opportunity of taking hold of you, of drawing you up and keeping you safe in His almighty arms.