• “How different the world would look, how different the state of our nation would be, if there were more sanctified priestly souls! These are souls who have the power to bless, for they intercede with sanctified hearts. They never begin their daily time of intercessory prayer without having first brought to the cross all that is unholy in their lives, so that their old self can be crucified there with Jesus, the sacrificial Lamb.” – Basilea Schlink

The Professionals by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 08/10/11

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: You can hire “professionals” to do just about anything these days, from fixing your computer to mowing your lawn. We’ve especially been trained to take our emotional problems to the experts, looking for professionals and pills to solve the problems of soul and spirit.

There may be a place for psychologists and therapists, if their counsel is rooted in God’s Word. But remember the words of James 5.

“Is any among you afflicted? Let him pray. Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him. Confess your faults one to another and pray one for another.”

James says that when you’re hurting, first let the body of Christ minister grace. Ask them to pray with you. Confess any sin that might be causing emotional weakness or sickness, and start to be accountable to other believers.

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

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  • “Holiness is not just for some select few spiritual giants; it is not just for pious people who sit around all day with nothing to do but ‘be holy.’…’Everyone who names the name of the Lord’ is called to live a holy life!” – Nancy DeMoss

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