• “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

Mountains Tremble by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 07/19/11

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: “Don’t drink the water!” That’s what they say when you travel to certain parts of the world where the drinking supply isn’t safe.

So what do you do to make the water drinkable? You boil it to take out the impurities.

God wants do something similar in our lives. The prophet Isaiah prayed, “Oh, that You would rend the heavens! That You would come down! . . . As fire causes water to boil.”

Isaiah was saying that God’s presence is like a fire that causes water to boil. We all have stagnant, complacent waters of our lives that hide impurities. God’s presence gets under those waters and causes them to boil—making them clean.

God wants to remove every impurity, both in our individual lives and in our churches. So, with Isaiah, would you ask God to come in revival and to rescue us from complacency and to make us holy?

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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