Brokenness is the shattering of my self-will - the absolute surrender of my will to the will of God. It is saying “Yes, Lord!” - no resistance, no chafing, no stubbornness - simply submitting myself to His direction and will in my life.— Nancy Leigh DeMoss
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Once we agree with God that we exist for His pleasure and His glory, we can accept whatever comes into our lives as a part of His sovereign will and purpose. We will not resent, resist, or reject the hard things, but embrace them as friends, sovereignly designed by God to make us more like Jesus and to bring glory to Himself.
An evidence that our will has been broken is that we begin to thank God for that which once seemed so bitter, knowing that his will is good and that, in His time and in His way, He is able to make the most bitter waters sweet.
Don't assume you have to be extraordinary to be used by God.
You don't have to have exceptional gifts, talents, abilities, or connections. God specializes in using ordinary people whose limitations and weaknesses make them ideal showcases for His greatness and glory.
Contentment is just the realization that God has already provided for me today all that I need for my present peace and happiness.
Every selfish, sinful, or indulgent choice I make today is sowing a seed that will reap a multiplied harvest. And every act of obedience is a seed that will produce a multiplied harvest of blessing in my life and in the lives of those I love.
Though my natural instinct is to wish for a life free from pain, trouble, and adversity, I am learning to welcome anything that makes me conscious of my need for Him. If prayer is birthed out of desperation, then anything that makes me desperate for God is a blessing.
The ultimate purpose of marriage is not to make us happy but to glorify God.
We are never more like Jesus than when we are serving Him or others.
There is no higher calling than to be a servant.
I want to live in such a way that, if it is only twenty-nine more days or twenty-nine more weeks, or if it is twenty-nine more years or more, I want to faithful with each one of those-that I could go and meet the Lord without regrets, without unfinished business.
Obedience is the pathway to blessing.
It’s the means of protection. It’s the means of joy. It’s the means to finding God’s best in our lives.
The Truth is that contentment is not found in having everything we think we want but in choosing to be satisfied with what God has already provided. The Truth is that those who insist on having their own way often end up with unnecessary heartache, while those who wait on the Lord always get His best.
Regardless of the reaction of others, one thing is certain: True worship and devotion will make our lives fragrant and will perfume the environment around us. Our homes, our churches, even our places of work will bear the sweet scent of our devotion. Most important, the Lord Jesus will be pleased. And ultimately that is all that really matters.
Worship is a believer's response to God's revelation of Himself.
It is expressing wonder, awe, and gratitude for the worthiness, the greatness, and the goodness of our Lord. It is the appropriate response to God's person, His provision, His power, His promises, and His plan.
We want gain without pain; we want the resurrection without going through the grave; we want life without experiencing death; we want a crown without going by way of the Cross. But in God's economy, the way up is down.
God hates it when we stir up strife, disloyalty, or contention among His people.
It may happen in the church, but don’t you be a part of it. Don’t do it. Pray, ask the Lord to make you a peacemaker, and ask the Lord to show you how you can minister support and encouragement to the spiritual leaders of your church.
Thinking of what Jesus did NOT say from the cross: not a bitter, angry, unkind, whining, profane, unnecessary word. There is none like Him!
Revival is not just an emotional touch; it's a complete takeover!
Are you building up your house, or are you tearing it down? Your 'house' is the sphere of relationships that God has placed you in.
It's bad enough for me to make choices that hurt my own relationship with God.
How much more serious is it to be the cause of someone else deciding to sin? Not only must I choose the pathway of holiness for God's sake and for my own sake; I must also do it for the sake of others.
The word hospitality in the New Testament comes from two Greek words.
The first word means love and the second word means strangers. Its a word that means love of strangers.
We will never meet God in revival until we have first met Him in brokenness.
Wearing a low-cut, cleavage-revealing top is called suggestive.
What does it suggest? That there is more than what you now see, and I may let you look closer since I'm already willing to give you this much of a peek.
Each of us is accountable to God for our personal holiness.
Humbling yourself by letting others into your life and allowing them to help you and hold you accountable will release the sanctifying, transforming grace of God in your life.
The Christian life is not about all the things we do for God--it's about being loved by Him, loving Him in return, and walking in intimate union and communion with Him.
God lives in the place of praise. If we want to be where He is, we need to go to His address.
Jesus died as He had lived-praying, forgiving, loving, sacrificing, trusting, quoting Scripture. If I die as I have lived, how will I die?
Have you been tormented with fears and doubts? Bombarded with temptation to sin? Try praising the Lord, and watch Satan flee.
Brokenness is the shattering of my self-will - the absolute surrender of my will to the will of God.
What [others] most need is to see in you a reflection of what God is like and of the transforming power of the Gospel. Your life can create hunger and thirst for God in others' lives and can be a powerful instrument in the hand of the Holy Spirit to draw their hearts to Christ.
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!
The more we hold on to our hurts, anger and bitterness, the more we become slaves to unforgiveness.
Men are not inspired to protect women who are naked, but instead to conquer and violate them; they want to protect those who are clothed.
O God, make us desperate, and grant us faith and boldness to approach Your throne and make our petitions known, knowing that in doing we link arms with Omnipotence and become instruments of Your eternal purposes being fulfilled on this earth.
True Joy is not the absence of pain but the sanctifying, sustaining presence of the Lord Jesus in the midst of the pain
God looks at the heart, and we shouldn't judge by appearance .
. . but we still live on the earth, and everyone here looks at the exterior, because only God sees the interior.
I am convinced that the influence of an army of godly women will be incalculable--in our homes, our churches, and our culture. Will you be one of those women?
Your enemy wants to strip you, make sport of you, and merchandise your body, but your heavenly Father wants to clothe you with beauty, strength, dignity and honor that will endure.
Those who say in simple surrender 'Yes, Lord,' emerge from the experience spiritually rich, and become a source of grace and encouragement to others who are hurting.
Brokenness is the STRIPPING OF SELF-RELIANCE AND INDEPENDENCE FROM GOD.
..but he is cast in total dependence upon the grace of God working in and through him.
Instead of fixing all your problems, God may be wanting to use your problems to teach you to trust and obey Him.
When God calls you to do something, He provides everything it takes to get it done.
Don’t wait for God to break you. You can choose to be broken or you can wait for God to crush your pride.
To do any less than to make Him known is to fail to really love our neighbors.
There may be some issue where God is calling you to surrender.
I don’t know what you may be struggling with, but whatever it is, let me just encourage you: Don’t delay obedience.
You will never be more secure, you will never be more safe, and you will never be happier, more satisfied, than when you are trusting and obeying: resting in sovereignty and surrendering to sovereignty.
I have learned that in every circumstance that comes my way, I can choose to respond in one of two ways: I can whine or I can worship! And I can't worship without giving thanks. It just isn't possible. When we choose the pathway of worship and giving thanks, especially in the midst of difficult circumstances, there is a fragrance, a radiance, that issues forth out of our lives to bless the Lord and others.
Mark it down—your progress in holiness will never exceed your relationship with the holy Word of God.
God is good whether or not His choices seem right to us, whether or not we feel it, whether or not it seems true, and whether or not He gives us everything that we want.
Men like to flirt with, and sometimes even date a wild child, but those women aren't usually first on their lists for marriage or motherhood.