Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. 2 Corinthians 4:16
All Christians, young or old, must learn the absolute necessity of fellowship with Jesus each day. This lesson is not always taught at the beginning of the Christian life. The grace we have received of the forgiveness of sins and of joy in the Holy Spirit can only be preserved by daily renewal in fellowship with Jesus Christ Himself.
Many Christians backslide because this truth is not clearly taught. Some are unable to stand against temptation or their old nature. Though they strive to do their best to fight against sin and to serve God, they have no strength. They have never really grasped the secret that the Lord Jesus will continue His work in the believer every day from heaven. But there is one condition: Time alone with the Lord Jesus each day is the indispensable condition of growth and power.
Read Matthew 11:25-30. Listen to Christ’s word: “Come to Me…and I will give you rest…Let Me teach you…and you will find rest for your souls.” Let the Lord teach you just how gentle and humble He is. Bow before Him, tell Him that you need Him and His love; He will let His love rest on you. This applies not only to young Christians but to all who love the Lord.
From “God’s Word For Growing In Prayer: Devotional Thoughts On Talking With God”, Compiled From The Works Of Andrew Murray, pg. 9