• “Let us ask that the Lord Jesus would so perfectly tune our spirits to the keynote of His exceeding great love, that all our unconscious influence may breathe only of that love, and help all with whom we come in contact to obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.” – Frances Ridley Havergal

Two Gifts by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 12/23/11

“The best gift I could give my kids? The latest Xbox 360.”

“I’d love to give them the VeggieTales DVDs.”

“Let’s see. Right now in our house, it would be a go-cart. I would really like a go-cart.”

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: Those gifts are valuable—for a while. But there are some gifts you can give your children that will last forever. First, teach them to ask, “What does God want to do with my life?” Second, release them to follow God’s will—whatever that may mean and wherever that may take them.

I’ve known parents who can’t stand the thought of their kids leaving town so they discourage them from following God’s call to another part of the country or the world.

I thank God for the freedom my siblings and I have had in serving the Lord because of parents who gave those gifts. My widowed mother would still enjoy having her children and grandchildren close by, but more than that, she would rather us be right where God wants us.

Encourage your kids to seek God’s will. And when He reveals it, be willing to release them, wherever that may be.

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

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  • “God, I want to know more of You. I want to know more of Your ways. I want to know anything You want to show me through this. But if I have to live with mystery and unanswered questions the rest of my life, I will still trust You. I will still love You. I will still obey You.” – Nancy Leigh DeMoss

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