• “Restlessness and impatience change nothing except our peace and joy. Peace does not dwell in outward things, but in the heart prepared to wait trustfully and quietly on Him who has all things safely in His hands.” – Elisabeth Elliot

Open the Door by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 05/18/11

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: Why do you spend time reading the Bible and praying?

“Well, I’m afraid if I don’t, God’ll be mad at me. Then He won’t help me when I really need it.”

Nancy: The purpose of a daily devotional life isn’t to get on God’s good side, but it is to develop a relationship with Him.

In Revelation 3:20, Jesus says, “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.”

Eating a meal together is a symbol of friendship and fellowship. The kind of friendship God wants with you.

The purpose of our devotional time isn’t to check another thing off our to-do list. It’s not some sort of heavenly homework assignment. The purpose is to sit down and spend time with the Lord to commune with Him—to develop a relationship with Him.

Have you taken time to develop that kind of friendship today?

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

 

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