• “They only did what God permitted them to do, which enabled me always to keep God in sight… When we suffer, we should always remember that God inflicts the blow. Wicked men, it is true, are not infrequently His instruments; and the fact does not diminish, but simply develops their wickedness. But when we are so mentally disposed that we love the strokes we suffer, regarding them as coming from God, and as expressions of what He sees best for us, we are then in the proper state to look forgivingly and kindly upon the subordinate instrument which He permits to smite us.” – Madame Guyon

Loved to the End by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 01/16/12

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: Do you ever show someone love so that they’ll love you back?

“I’ll make him his favorite meal, and then I’ll talk about my vacation ideas.”

Nancy: Years ago, I heard a great definition of love: Genuine love is totally giving myself to meet the needs of another person without expecting anything in return.

Now, I sometimes give to meet a need, but a lot of times I have a subtle, secret, hidden desire for that love to be reciprocated. I’m serving so that person will love me in return. But genuine love is giving of myself totally—maybe even sacrificially—for the benefit and the good of another person without expecting to get anything in return.

Jesus said, “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” Then He went on to die for His enemies. Let’s ask God to help us love even when it doesn’t look like we’ll get anything back.

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

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  • “God, You created me woman. You know what You designed for me to be. I don’t want to be a foolish woman. I want to fulfill Your purpose for me. Speak to me through Your Word. Cleanse me through the washing of Your Word, and work in my life so that when I see You face to face, I am not ashamed, but I hear well done, My good and faithful daughter.” – Kay Arthur

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Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; — Romans 12:10 (NKJV)

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