• “How very narrow is the gate that leads to a life in God! (Mt 7:14) How little one must be to pass through it, it being nothing else but death to self! But when we have passed through it, what enlargement do we find! David said, ‘He brought me forth also in a large place’ (Ps. 18:19). And it was through humiliation and abasement that he was brought there.” – from Madame Guyon’s autobiography Ch. 22

The First Face by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 10/13/11

”When I wake up grumpy, I’m usually mad at myself for oversleeping. Then, I take my frustration out on my husband and my kids.”

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: If you can relate, listen to this great advice from the old-time preacher, Charles Spurgeon. He said, “It is a good rule never to look into the face of man in the morning until you have looked into the face of God.”

The psalmist put it this way: “I rise before dawn and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word.”

If you have trouble being kind to others in the morning, maybe the answer is to get up early enough to be alone with God. Cry out for help.

Let the face of God be the first one you see. You may be surprised at how it changes the way you relate to other people throughout the day.

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

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  • “Jesus died as He had lived: praying, forgiving, loving, sacrificing, trusting, quoting Scripture. If I die as I have lived, how will I die?” – Nancy Leigh DeMoss

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For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. — Matthew 16:25 (NKJV)

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