True Spirituality in the Christian Life.
The Christian life, true spirituality, can never have a mechanical solution. Anything that has the mark of the mechanical upon it is a mistake. It is not possible to say, read so many chapters of the Bible every day, and you will have this much sanctification. It is not possible to say, pray for so long every day, and you will have a certain amount of sanctification. The real solution is being cast up into the moment by moment communion, personal communion, with God himself; and letting Christ’s truth flow through me through the agency of the Holy Spirit.
Francis Schaeffer 1971