• “I never felt such an entire emptiness of self-love, or any regard to any private, selfish interest of my own. It seemed to me, that I had entirely done with myself. I felt that the opinions of the world concerning me were nothing, and that I had no more to do with any outward interest of my own, than with that of a person whom I never saw. The glory of God seemed to be all, and in all, and to swallow up every wish and desire of my heart” – Sarah Edwards, wife of Jonathan Edwards

He Must Increase by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 12/19/11

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: All of us have a natural desire to build our reputation.

“I’m trying to get my work out there—build a name for myself.”

“It’s like brand recognition, only I’m my own brand.”

Nancy: John the Baptist challenges our normal way of thinking. In his humble spirit he said, “The one who is coming after me, Christ the Messiah, I am not worthy to untie His sandals. He must increase, and I must decrease.”

Is that your heart attitude? Do you want Jesus to be exalted? Do you want to increase His reputation?

Trying to build a name for ourselves is frustrating because we can never do enough. But when we serve for God’s glory and focus on making His name great—that’s when we find true fulfillment.

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

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I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own. As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep. — John 10:14-15 (NKJV)

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