• “It is not the place where we are, or the work that we do or cannot do that matters, it is something else. It is the fire within that burns and shines, whatever be our circumstances.” – Amy Carmichael

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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  • “I think of the love of God as a great river, pouring through us even as the waters pour through our ravine at floodtime. Nothing can keep this love from pouring through us, except of course our own blocking of the river. Do you sometimes feel that you have got to the end of your love for someone who refuses and repulses you? Such a thought is folly, for one cannot come to the end of what one has not got. We have no store of love at all. We are not jugs, we are riverbeds.” – Amy Carmichael

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

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