• “Peace does not dwell in outward things, but in the heart prepared to wait trustfully and quietly on Him who has all things safely in His hands.” – Elisabeth Elliot

Born Submissive by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 05/27/11

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: I don’t think anybody is born submissive.

(Baby crying)

“Uhhhgg! He’s fed; he’s changed; he needs his sleep, but he always fights it!”

Nancy: You and I both came into the world and wanted to be in control of everything around us.

(Baby crying)

“Well, you’re just going to have to cry, then.”

Nancy: But when we become children of God, we receive a new nature. One that recognizes God’s right to rule over us.

So, our spirit wants to obey God, but the problem is that our flesh still wants to have its own way. It seems like every day there’s a struggle for control. I know I can relate to that struggle in my own life. Thankfully though, the good news of the Gospel is that through Christ we have the power to say, “NO,” to our flesh, and, “YES,” to God’s control.

As the apostle Paul says, “Walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.”

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

 

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