Blog update and two new free resources

Hi friends,

It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted. In fact, yesterday was the one year “anniversary” of my last post. Ugh!!  I’ve had to put blogging on hold this past year to focus on the ever pressing and sometimes overwhelming responsibilities of life, family, homeschooling, work, and local spiritual pursuits/commitments.  All of these have been overshadowed and crowded in on by the laborious and time-consuming work of estate settlement that I’ve been deeply involved in for nearly three years now. I have also had two unrelated worker’s comp. issues that have involved rather prolonged and intensive physical therapy/medical/chiropractic treatments throughout the year! It’s been quite a time! 🙂

I wanted to let you know that I am still here, though, and I’ve not resigned from blogging altogether.  In fact, I hope to begin posting again occasionally, and am looking to resume regular blogging again sometime in the new year!  That is my hope and desire going forward!

With that being said, I’d like to share with you more than just a blog update in this post and also give you something of spiritual substance and benefit.  Since I posted last, I’ve added a few new resources to the blog that I’d like to share with you.

If there is a singular burden that I feel is most urgent at this unique period of time we are living in, it is the need to press into prayer and intercession as the Body of Christ for our ourselves, our families, the Church, and the nations.  We are living in truly epic, Biblical times, and prayer and intercession lie at the heart of our ability to rise up to our ordained place and purpose in Christ in the midst of all that is transpiring.  There is also more vying for our time and attention than ever before that is continually distracting and hindering us from these most vital spiritual pursuits.  Our only hope is that we meet this onslaught of diversion and disruption with renewed conviction and intentionality that we might gain new ground in this area of our lives.

To help in this regard, then, I have added two audiobook resources by an author that I hold in the highest esteem, Andrew Murray. These are truly classics! Please see the links below to access the resource pages for these books which include a continuous audio player as well as links to online print versions.  (I have also included the link to the Free Audiobooks main resource page for the entire list of audiobooks that are hosted on this site.)  I pray that you are strengthened and blessed by these excellent resources! -David

With Christ in the School of Prayer – by Andrew Murray

The Ministry of Intercession – by Andrew Murray

Free Audiobooks” page

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Following Him who is the Way; Learning of Him who is the Truth; Living in Him who is the Life. - John 14:6
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18 Responses to Blog update and two new free resources

  1. Tobie says:

    Hey David – so good to hear from you! Seems that there are a number of us who don’t have time for blogging at the moment. Tx for the link. I drive a lot and this will be great. Bless you, brother.

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    • David Bolton says:

      So good to hear from you too, Tobie! I’m glad these audiobooks will be a blessing to you! The narrator, Christopher Smith, does a fantastic job! All blessings!

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  2. errollmulder says:

    Yes life can be really challenging at times! Glad that have coped thus far, by grace. We look forward to your future blogging!

    Being South African, Andrew Murray is one of my spiritual mentors. I’ve read many of his many books (one radically changed my outlook on the Holy Spirit and my experience of him), visited the areas where the revival in Worcester (Western Cape Province) broke out, where he lived and ministered in Wellington, etc. I took my kidz there as youngsters to these places, and they have never forgotten. It was said that a meal with the Murray’s was like holy communion. I count myself privileged to have experienced all this. My one regret is that I have not sufficiently lived my knowledge of the Holy One, I fall so far short of his grace and goodness in so many respects. “Oh, for grace to love Thee more!” Lots of love from our clan to yours…

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    • David Bolton says:

      Hi Erroll, it’s such a blessing to hear from you! Thank you for your encouraging words and also for sharing your personal connection with Andrew Murray and his ministry. So many of his works have touched me over the years. Those that especially stand out for how they impacted me are Humility, The Two Covenants, Waiting on God, and The Holiest of All…but all are pure gold! May His ministry continue to draw hearts to Christ, in spirit and in truth! Love and blessings to you, Melanie and the saints who are with you!

      p.s. Please see the “p.s.” I left on my comment to Tobie below!

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  3. errollmulder says:

    In fact, we used ‘With Christ in the School of Prayer’ for many years as our textbook in our little missions school here in Port Elizabeth. Some of those students became career missionaries in different parts of the world, many of them still speak of gratitude for those times of teaching years ago. Andrew Murray, though long dead, still speaks. What a legacy.

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    • Tobie says:

      Hi Errol – nice to meet you here in David’s space. As a fellow SAn, I can only say Amen to your comments. Two books that altered the course of my life: Abide in Christ & Humility. And of course Murray’s biography (the one by Choy). Btw – are we seeing any of you guys next weekend? You’re also welcome, David 🙂 Our annual Free State Farm weekend that Errol and I have blogged about before.

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      • David Bolton says:

        Thanks for the invite, Tobie! 🙂 Unless I’m suddenly teleported, I’ll have to settle for “in spirit!”, which I will be! May the Lord do exceedingly, abundantly above all that you could think or imagine according to HIS power that is at work within all of you! Grace and peace in abundance!

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        • David Bolton says:

          p.s. I’ve been praying for all of you and your nation with the very troubling political developments there of late. May God rise up on behalf of those who are being oppressed and persecuted and show Himself mighty!! Continued prayers from here!!

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    • David Bolton says:

      Thanks for sharing that further affirmation of this wonderful resource! Yes! What a legacy!

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  4. Ken Walton says:

    Hi David,
    This year I’ve been in Rhode Island helping our Lord with a South County revival. Have been playing guitar and worshiping.
    Because of the spiritual battle, I’m clinging to my Lord in prayer, reading the word and praising our Heavenly Father through Jesus Christ. The amazing thing about drawing close to God is that I feel so uncomfortable in this world which makes me want Jesus more. He has been reminding me of all the songs we sang at the Rock Church. Those songs came right out of the KJB and are the best! They bring me the most joy as God beings them to my memory in prayer.
    You are in my prayers,
    Ken Walton

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    • David Bolton says:

      Ken, so great to hear from you! It’s been a long time, brother! Glad to hear that you are in a good place where the Lord is moving by His Spirit. Just last week I was thinking about how we used to sing straight Scripture songs as a staple of our worship and how we need to get back to that again. Such confirmation to read your comment! Amen, bro.!
      May the Lord continue to bless you! Let’s stay in touch. -David

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  5. errollmulder says:

    Hey Tobie, thanks for your like and comment. I love those two books also, life-changing aren’t they?! Yes, I treasure the biography by Choy. Still undecided re FS visit. Will email you today or tomorrow.

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  6. Hannah says:

    Hi Uncle David! Glad to see that you are back on the blog. Thanks for the encouragement towards a strong prayer life. I couldn’t agree with you more, it is most important to maintain a strong and regular relationship with God in order to maintain balanced relationships with others. Lots of love!

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    • David Bolton says:

      Hi sweet Hannah. So good to hear from you! So sorry we weren’t able to make it to the reunion to see all of you. (I did enjoy all the pictures though!) Keep pressing on, my dear, in your relationship with the Lord and with those around you! You are all in our prayers! Love!! -Uncle David

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  7. Jennifer Pendleton says:

    Just the other day I was thinking about your blog posts and felt sure I had not seen a new one in a while. Thanks for this encouragement! Blessings, Jenn

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    • David Bolton says:

      Thank you, Jenn. You’ve been a faithful encouragement to me over the years that I’ve been blogging. Glad you’re still getting the posts! Love and blessings to you and the fam!

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  8. Lloyd says:

    Great to see you here again, David!
    Life can indeed be overwhelming…I pray you
    will be less and less, overwhelmed, my brother!

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    • David Bolton says:

      Thank you, Lloyd. And my prayers are the same for you, my friend. What you are going through makes my troubles seem as nothing. Continual prayers for you sweet daughter’s healing and recovery! Love always, David

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