• “Jesus, who so often says “Whoever loves Me…” “Do you love Me?” is concerned about our LOVE! He is concerned about a special kind of love…He who has loved us so much wants to possess us completely, with everything we are and have. Jesus gave Himself wholly and completely for us. Now His love is yearning for us to surrender ourselves and everything that we are to Him, so that He can really be our “first love” – Basilea Schlink

Making Nothing by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 10/20/11

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: Do you ever find yourself trying to use your position to get what you want?

“They won’t argue with me; I’m the head of the committee. We’ll get what we want.”

Nancy: Philippians 2:6-7 tells us how Jesus acted when He came to earth. It says He “did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant.”

Jesus didn’t cling to His rights as God or boast about who He was. Think about all the times in the Gospels when people didn’t understand Him, recognize Him, or respect Him. But He never used His position to overpower them because He came to love and to serve.

If we want to be like Jesus, we need to remember what it says in 1 Corinthians: “Love does not boast.”

Have you been throwing your weight around, or are you spreading Christ’s love?

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

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  • “Dear soul, abandon yourself to the guidance of your divine Master and shrink from no surrender for which He may call…your light shall shine so brightly that men seeing, not you, but your good works, shall glorify, not you, but your Father which is in heaven.” – Hannah Whitall Smith

Verse of the Day

For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, — Philippians 3:20 (NKJV)

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