• “I wish Thy way. But when in me my self would rise, and long for something otherwise, then, Holy One, take sword and spear, and slay.” – Amy Carmichael

Holiness and Suffering by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 01/25/12

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: What helps you to grow in holiness?

“Come to the Holiness Conference—this weekend at the Expo Center!”

“Buy Seven Steps to Holiness today, at your local Christian retailer.”

Nancy: You know, God uses something surprising to teach us holiness—suffering! In fact, the pathway to holiness always involves suffering.

When our lives are all roses and no thorns, we tend to be spiritually complacent. We neglect serious self-examination and confession. But affliction has a way of stripping away the stubborn deposits of selfishness that build up in the course of everyday life.

The psalmist put it this way, “Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep your word.”

Are you going through a time of suffering? Let me encourage you, hard as it may be, to embrace it as a gift from God. Ask Him to use this time to make you more like Him.

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

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For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. — 2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV)

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