• “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

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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  • “Whenever there are two alternatives, true love always chooses Jesus.” – Basilea Schlink

Verse of the Day

Sing to God, sing praises to His name; Extol Him who rides on the clouds, By His name YAH, And rejoice before Him. A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, Is God in His holy habitation. — Psalm 68:4-5 (NKJV)

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