• “Prayer means lovingly contemplating the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, allowing our hearts to be enkindled to praise and adore the love and omnipotence of the most blessed Trinity.” – Basilea Schlink

Examine Yourself by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 04/07/11

“Yeah, I’m a good person. I’m a Christian. I’ve been a Christian since I was little.”

“Yeah, I’m a Christian. I walked down an aisle when I was eight or maybe nine and repeated this prayer.”

“I grew up in a Christian family so . . .”

“The preacher said I was saved forever—no matter what.”

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: That’s the mindset of a lot of people. Salvation is something that happens to you, and then you forget about it.

“Been there, done that.”

Nancy: But the apostle Paul told the Corinthians, “Examine yourselves and make sure that you are in the faith.” That verse implies that there’s an ongoing examination in the life of every true believer. Someone who’s been genuinely converted loves Christ so much that he doesn’t want any kind of sin to get in the way of his relationship with the Lord.

Have you examined yourself recently? Are you in the faith? What evidence is there that you have an ongoing, life-changing relationship with Jesus?

 

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  • “My soul was filled and overwhelmed with light, and love, and joy in the Holy Ghost, and seemed just ready to go away from the body. I could scarcely refrain from expressing my joy aloud, in the midst of the service. I had in the mean time, an overwhelming sense of the glory of God, as the Great Eternal All, and of the happiness of having my own will entirely subdued to his will. I knew that the foretaste of glory, which I then had in my soul, came from him, that I certainly should go to him, and should, as it were, drop into the Divine Being, and be swallowed up in God.” – Sarah Edwards, wife of Jonathan Edwards

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For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? — Mark 8:36 (NKJV)

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