• “Much of my experience of life has cost me a great price and I wish to use it for strengthening and comforting other souls.” – E. Prentiss

Poured Out by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 07/29/11

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: The people of Jeremiah’s day lived a pretty easy life. Jeremiah wrote, “[They] are like wine left on its dregs, not poured from one jar to another.”

In those days the process of making wine meant putting juice in a wineskin for several weeks while the bitter dregs, or sediment, settled to the bottom. Then the juice was poured into another wineskin to remove the dregs. The process was repeated again and again until all the bad-tasting impurities were gone.

Jeremiah compared the complacent people around him to wine that stayed in the skin too long.

Suffering is God’s means of pouring us from one jar to another so the dregs of self and sin can be removed and His sweet Spirit is all that remains. Would you accept the process that’s helping you become more like Christ?

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

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  • “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

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