• “There is nothing worth living for, unless it is worth dying for.” – Elisabeth Elliot

One Basic Issue by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 08/04/11

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: You really have no idea what’s in store today.

“Mom, I spilled . . .”

“With parts and labor, it’ll come to $527.”

“I forgot to tell you; my science project is due today.”

“I’m calling from the hospital. Dad had an accident.”

Nancy: There’s one basic issue that will determine how you respond to anything today: What’s your purpose in life? If your goal is to be happy or accepted or loved, then you’ll face a lot of obstacles in meeting it.

But if your purpose is to exist for God’s glory, then you can accept whatever comes as part of His plan and purpose. You’ll embrace the hard things knowing that they were designed by God to make you more like Jesus.

Have you settled that issue? Would you say, “Lord, it’s not about me—it’s about You. All that matters is that You are glorified”?

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

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  • “My soul remained in a kind of heavenly elysium. So far as I am capable of making a comparison, I think that what I felt each minute, during the continuance of the whole time, was worth more than all the outward comfort and pleasure, which I had enjoyed in my whole life put together. It was a pure delight, which fed and satisfied the soul. It was peasure, without the least sting, or any interruption. It was a sweetness, which my soul was lost in. It seemed to be all that my feeble frame could sustain, of that fulness of joy, which is felt by those, who behold the face of Christ, and share his love in the heavenly world.” – Sarah Edwards, wife of Jonathan Edwards

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I made haste, and did not delay To keep Your commandments. — Psalm 119:60 (NKJV)

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