• “But the misfortune is that people wish to direct God instead of resigning themselves to be directed by Him. We wish to take the lead, and to follow in a way of their own selection instead of submissively and passively following where God sees fit to conduct them. And hence it is, that many souls who are called to the enjoyment of God himself and mot merely to the gifts of God, spend all their lives in pursuing and in feeding on little consolations.” – Madame Guyon

Fletcher’s Questions by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 04/12/11

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: I find it easy to rush right through a day without taking time to evaluate whether I’m doing the right things from the right motives. Sometimes I need to stop and examine my life.

The Puritan writer, John Fletcher, used a series of questions to examine his heart.

  • Do I have pride?
  • Am I dead to all desire for praise?
  • Do I have the presence of God in my life?
  • Am I free from the fear of man?
  • Do I embrace the cross in every way it presents itself to me?

Nancy: It’s important to take some time on a regular basis to stop and take stock and place our lives under God’s divine searchlight.

  • Am I willing to give up my ease and my convenience to minister to others?
  • Am I ready to give up a point when I am contradicted?
  • Am I content with whatever is or may be, feeling that God, the Author of all events, does and will do all for my good?

 

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Sing to God, sing praises to His name; Extol Him who rides on the clouds, By His name YAH, And rejoice before Him. A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, Is God in His holy habitation. — Psalm 68:4-5 (NKJV)

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