• “We profess to be strangers and pilgrims, seeking after a country of our own, yet we settle down in the most un-stranger-like fashion, exactly as if we were quite at home and meant to stay as long as we could.” – Amy Carmichael

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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  • “There are those who insist that it is a very bad thing to question God. To them, ‘why?’ is a rude question. That depends, I believe, on whether it is an honest search, in faith, for His meaning, or whether it is the challenge of unbelief and rebellion.” – Elisabeth Elliot

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Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, — Ephesians 5:25-26 (NKJV)

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