• “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

More than Son or Daughter by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 03/21/12

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: A missionary friend named Shannon once told me how hard it is for young people to tell their parents about plans to leave for the mission field.

“I have many friends who are interested in missions. Some of these parents literally kick, scream, beg, plead, bribe—whatever they can do to keep their child safe within their grasp here within this country or close to them. It makes it very difficult for a young person to be able to say ‘yes’ to the call of God on their life.”

Nancy: A lot of Christian parents think being a missionary is a great idea—until their son or daughter says, “I think God’s leading me in that direction.”

Jesus said, “Whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.” I’m so thankful for parents who more than anything else wanted their seven children to follow Christ—wherever that meant and whatever the price.

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

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“The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it? I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give every man according to his ways, According to the fruit of his doings. — Jeremiah 17:9-10 (NKJV)

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