• “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

Wrestling with God by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 05/19

“I was tossing and turning all night, trying to figure out what to do about this illness in my family. Finally, I said, ‘Lord, I don’t like this situation, but I trust You. I can’t handle it on my own.’ And then—peace.”

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: That sounds like the biblical story of Jacob. He schemed and manipulated his way through every problem, until one night when he got alone with God.

In the stillness of the long night, Jacob wrestled for all he was worth. He refused to give up the struggle, until finally, exhausted, he realized he would never be able to control God.

His will was broken, his hip was out of joint, his name had been changed, and he was a new man.

Is there some circumstance you’re trying to manipulate or control? Maybe it’s time to get alone with God and surrender to His will.

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

 

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  • “Our flesh is always looking for ways to spiritualize our self-exaltation–the Spirit glorifies Another.” – Abigail Dodds

Verse of the Day

The Lord shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul. The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in From this time forth, and even forevermore. — Psalm 121:7-8 (NKJV)

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