• “Maturity starts with the willingness to give oneself.” – Elisabeth Elliot (Let Me Be a Woman)

Loved to the End by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 06/06/11

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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  • “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

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But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ ” — Matthew 4:4 (NKJV)

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