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Nan's Corner: Faith in the Night Seasons
Nancy Missler introduces her book, Faith in the Night Seasons, which teaches us to trust God's faithful work in us during our dark times, and to continue to depend on His great love for us.
Nancy Missler describes the many trials God allowed in her life in order to remove all her false supports and teach her to depend solely on Him.
Nancy Missler illuminates the many ways God leads, guides, teaches, and comforts us through the dark times or 'Night Seasons' in our life.
Nancy Missler considers the relationship that dark times have in our being able to truly grow close to God.
Nancy Missler considers the true heart and will of the God of Love in a world that contains suffering.
Nancy Missler discusses the process of sanctification - our making moment by moment faith-choices to walk with God and allow Him to make us holy and fill us with His abundant goodness and life.
Nancy Missler continues her exploration of God's love, and the continual conflicts of man's free will with God's Divine plan for our lives.
Nancy Missler takes and in-depth look at steps we can take to draw closer to God, and experience his will more fully in our lives.
Nancy Missler explores ways for us to know God's Will for our lives more intimately, more surely, and how to operate in the will.
Nancy Missler explores the definition of TRUE Faith, and gives us insight into the steps we can take toward True Faith in our daily lives.
Nancy Missler describes the blessings of true faith and our need to solely rely on our loving God during hard times, in spite of feelings and circumstances, to work His good purpose in us.
Nancy Missler continues a series on the great importance of our living 'by faith, not by sight', making the choice to believe that God is faithful and loving, no matter what hardships face us.
Nancy Missler gives examples of the importance of holding up our Shield of Faith and making faith choices to trust God even in the darkest times.
Nancy Missler begins her series on the Dark Nights of the soul, describing the reasons our loving God has for putting us all, including his Son, Jesus, through hard, dark times.
Nancy Missler lays out the true value of suffering in Gods hands and the necessity of letting God use our broken times to make us like our Savior, Jesus Christ - that we may be joint heirs with Him.
Nancy Missler describes God's purposes for allowing us to endure 'night seasons' and the benefits of our clinging to Him until we come back out into the light.
Nancy Missler begins to describe the response God desires from us when He has us go through a 'night season', and answers the question 'What should we do?'
Nancy Missler warns us against allowing doubt and fear to harden us during the
Nancy Missler examines practical do's and don'ts of handling the dark times or 'night seasons' that God sometimes allows into our lives.
Nancy Missler describes how we can put aside the hollowness of 'religion' and glorify God, not only outwardly in our bodies, but also inwardly in our spirit.
Nancy Missler explores sanctification, the process of freeing our spirit from our soul, so that Christ's life can truly be reproduced in us.
Nancy Missler describes the 'dark night of the spirit', the time when God burns away everything in our lives that is not of Him, which allows us into a deeper and purer intimacy with Him.
We shared that in the dark night of the soul, there is a death to sin, but in the dark night of the spirit, God digs deeper to the core of that sin - Self.
Many of us can identify with turbulent emotions, but the important thing to do is not to get buried in these feelings but to know what the next step is.
The whole purpose of the 'dark night of the soul and spirit' is to bring us to an intimacy with our Lord that we have never before experienced. Can we truly fellowship with Him moment by moment?
God wants to strengthen our faith so that nothing on the outside will be able to move or disturb us on the inside. Like a seed, if we are broken so that His Spirit can be released through us, we can produce great fruit.
The world teaches us to find our contentment in things and circumstances, but when our lives 'fall apart', we become fearful and depressed - unless we understand where to find true, unfazable contentment.
Nancy Missler explains how to stay in intimacy with God, and not to just visit intimacy once in a long while. How do we stay steadfast and immovable in God's presence?
God wants us to be “fully persuaded” that no matter what happens, He will work all things together for good.
One of the many blessings that come from intimacy is the overwhelming joy of sensing God’s presence.
In our night seasons, God is drawing us into a darkness where we’ll have no other choice but to depend totally upon Him.