• “He never gives you more than you can bear. Every burden prepares you for eternity.” – Basilea Schlink

Fullness of Joy by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 04/21/11

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: The Bible calls us to surrender our lives to God, but sometimes we hold back, worried about what we might have to give up.

“Sometimes I feel like if I do what God wants, I won’t have any time for fun.”

Nancy: The problem is, the things we want to hold onto don’t really satisfy.

“I didn’t get anything done today!”

“I’ll give myself to God—as long as I don’t have to give up drinking.”

Nancy: We want freedom to do what we want, but sometimes that just puts us in greater bondage.

“Everyone keeps telling me I have a problem with alcohol.”

Nancy: Nothing can satisfy our hearts like God Himself. Surrendering to Him could mean giving up some of those things that don’t really satisfy. But is that so bad?

As the psalmist said, “You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”

Are you working in your own strength for things that don’t really satisfy? Or are you trusting God to give you life’s richest pleasures?

 

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  • “Lead me, Lord, to the Rock that is higher than I. Let me hear your word, give me grace to obey, to build steadily, stone upon stone, day by day, to do what You say. Establish my heart where floods have no power to overwhelm, for Christ’s sake. Amen.” – Elisabeth Elliot

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But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. — 1 Corinthians 2:14 (NKJV)

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