• “I never felt such an entire emptiness of self-love, or any regard to any private, selfish interest of my own. It seemed to me, that I had entirely done with myself. I felt that the opinions of the world concerning me were nothing, and that I had no more to do with any outward interest of my own, than with that of a person whom I never saw. The glory of God seemed to be all, and in all, and to swallow up every wish and desire of my heart” – Sarah Edwards, wife of Jonathan Edwards

An Excuse for Carnality by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 04/05/11

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: I remember being physically and emotionally wrung out during an intense speaking schedule. I’d become negative and hard to live with. And I justified my behavior because I was so exhausted.

Right at that moment a friend looked me in the eye and said, “Don’t let tiredness be an excuse for carnality.” That wasn’t exactly what I wanted to hear at that moment, but it was just what I needed to hear.

You’re going to face some exhausting moments this week. Maybe it feels like you don’t do anything but make meals, clean up, take care of kids, pay bills, and fall into bed exhausted. It’s okay to admit that you’re tired. It’s right to cry out to God in desperation. It’s okay to ask people for help. But it’s not okay to sin.

When your energy ends before your to-do list, remember this: “Don’t let tiredness be an excuse for carnality.”

http://www.seekinghim.com/radio/today.php/04/05/2011

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