Monday, February 01, 2010

What helps you grow in holiness?

This is from Nancy Leigh DeMoss....

What helps you to grow in holiness?

“Come to the Holiness Conference—this weekend at the Expo Center!”

“Buy 7 Steps to Holiness today, at your local Christian retailer.”

You know, God uses something surprising to teach us holiness—suffering! In fact, the pathway to holiness always involves suffering.

When our lives are all roses and no thorns, we tend to be spiritually complacent. We neglect serious self-examination and confession. But affliction has a way of stripping away the stubborn deposits of selfishness that build up in the course of everyday life.

The psalmist put it this way, “Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep your word.”

Are you going through a time of suffering? Let me encourage you, hard as it may be, to embrace it as a gift from God. Ask Him to use this time to make you more like Him.

1 comment:

Maxine said...

Somewhere a while ago I came across your blog and bookmarked it and never came back. Thought I'd stop by and saw these sweet words about holiness. The path of suffering in a believer is almost always one that leads to holiness. Great thoughts from Nancy DeMoss. I like her a lot. Blessings to you and your household as you seek to make your house a home.


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