• “Dear soul, abandon yourself to the guidance of your divine Master and shrink from no surrender for which He may call…your light shall shine so brightly that men seeing, not you, but your good works, shall glorify, not you, but your Father which is in heaven.” – Hannah Whitall Smith

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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  • “They only did what God permitted them to do, which enabled me always to keep God in sight… When we suffer, we should always remember that God inflicts the blow. Wicked men, it is true, are not infrequently His instruments; and the fact does not diminish, but simply develops their wickedness. But when we are so mentally disposed that we love the strokes we suffer, regarding them as coming from God, and as expressions of what He sees best for us, we are then in the proper state to look forgivingly and kindly upon the subordinate instrument which He permits to smite us.” – Madame Guyon

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