• “Jesus, who so often says “Whoever loves Me…” “Do you love Me?” is concerned about our LOVE! He is concerned about a special kind of love…He who has loved us so much wants to possess us completely, with everything we are and have. Jesus gave Himself wholly and completely for us. Now His love is yearning for us to surrender ourselves and everything that we are to Him, so that He can really be our “first love” – Basilea Schlink

Set Apart by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 04/04/12

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: When I was growing up and my parents made unpopular decisions for our family, we’d sometimes protest, “But everyone else does it.”

My parents would invariably respond, “You don’t belong to everyone else; you belong to God.”

Early on, I learned what it meant to be set apart. That’s what the word holy means—“to be set apart, distinct, or different.”

We have examples of this in the Old Testament. For example, one day was set apart as a holy Sabbath. The first part of income was set apart as the holy tithe.

In the New Testament, God set apart a group of believers to be thechurch. The word means “a called-out assembly.”

To be set apart isn’t a punishment. It’s a chance to be in an intimate relationship with God Himself.

Today, would you remember that you belong to God? To be set apart from sin and set apart to God is a great privilege.

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

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  • “Only if divine love burns in your heart can you awaken in a state of readiness, shaking off the paralyzing sleep that will overcome all humanity, believers and nonbelievers alike.” – Basilea Schlink

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For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. — Galatians 5:13 (NKJV)

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