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Week 12: The Personal Devotional Life: "Seeking Him" Daily

Dámaris Carbaugh: If you could lose weight crying, I’ve lost like thirty pounds this weekend! (laughter) This morning when I was trying to put a little eyeliner on, I noticed my eyelids were swollen because I have cried so much. And I cry easily, all the time.

One of the funniest things that ever happened is that I cry so much—and over everything and anything. One time I’m in my bedroom, and I’m crying and crying, and my son walks in (he’s about fifteen). He walked in with two ties because he wanted to ask me which one. I’m like, “boo-hoo-hoo.”

He sees me crying and he goes, “Which one, Mom, this one or this one?” It didn’t move him at all that I was crying! I just cry. And just because you cry a lot doesn’t make you spiritual; you’re just dramatic! (laughter)

One of the most precious people God has ever given me the privilege to meet is Nancy! Just hear me out here. She knows I’m not trying to elevate her in any way. But this is a woman whom I feel has wanted to seek God ever since she was a little girl. And she doesn’t cry very often, and I cry all the time! 

All these speakers that I’ve heard . . . this has been an amazing conference! Every speaker you’ve heard . . . Kelly, I’ve been so blessed. Everything she said up here just now about the leading of the Holy Spirit, how we need the Holy Spirit, was just a confirmation of what I want to bring to you. Nancy has given me the privilege and the task of speaking to you a little bit about the last chapter in the Bible study of Seeking Him.

What a wonderful title: Seeking Him! Do you know that we all know how to seek. Nobody has to teach you how to seek. Last night, there was a little one-year-old--I think--or she looked tiny, one of these little babies here. And she was over there and she’s just walking, like, she was ready to come up the stairs. . .because that’s what she wanted!

She was seeking the stairs, and nobody had to teach her, you know, nobody went up to her and said, “Little girl, this is what you do when you want to go up the stairs.” There’s something in you that you know how to go after what you want to go after. And may God help us and show us that He’s the One we need to seek. Amen? [ladies respond, “amen!”]

The last chapter in the Seeking Him Bible study is called “The Personal Devotional Life.” It’s a beautiful guide to help you get started if that’s something you have a problem with, your personal devotional life. 

If you think you’re going to get a formula from me, if you think you’re going to hear me say, “When I get up every morning at five . . .” If I’m up at five o’clock, it’s because I haven’t been to bed yet! (laughter) It’s just the way I am!

But the personal devotional life . . . When I was given this task, I wrote a little summary. I want to read you this little summary and then I’ll tell you what’s on my heart. I pray that my time with you will shed some light on the importance of having a personal devotional life.

There’s that word: it’s “personal.” I love what Kelly said: the Holy Spirit is a Person, Jesus is a Person, the Father is a Person. I love the hymn: “Holy, holy, holy, God in three Persons, blessed Trinity.” It is a personal devotional life. I …