“Don’t take anyone else’s word for God.
Find Him for yourself, and then you too will know by the wonderful,
warm tug on your heartstring,
that He is there, for sure.”
~ Billy Graham
“Don’t take anyone else’s word for what’s in the Bible.
Read it yourself.
including even some well-meaning pastors,
take scripture out of context
and use it for their own opinions to try to get a point across. ~ Sharon)
by Billy Graham
We . . . offer our sacrifice of praise to God by telling others of the glory of his name.
–Hebrews 13:15 (TLB)
Jesus knew that one of the real tests of our yieldedness to God is our willingness to share with others.
If we have no mercy toward others, that is one proof that we have never experienced God’s mercy.
Emerson must have been reading the gauge of human mercy when he said, “What you are speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.”
Satan does not care how much you theorize about Christianity, or how much you profess to know Christ.
What he opposes vigorously is the way you live Christ.
Some time ago a lady wrote and said, “I am 65 years old. My children are all married, my husband is dead, and I am one of the loneliest people in all the world.” It was suggested to her that she find a way of sharing her religious faith and her material goods with those around her. She wrote a few weeks later and said, “I am the happiest woman in town. I have found a new joy and happiness in sharing with others.” That’s exactly what Jesus promised!
Prayer for the day
There is no greater joy, Father, than sharing Your love. Help me to convey this in all my dealings with others.
He hath made him to be sin for us . . .
that we might be made the righteousness of God . . .
–2 Corinthians 5:21
Augustine was one of the greatest theologians of all time. He was a wild, intemperate, immoral youth. In spite of his mother’s pleadings and prayers, he grew worse instead of better. But one day he had a personal encounter with Jesus Christ that transformed his life. His restlessness and the practice of sin disappeared. He became one of the great saints of all time.
John Newton was a slave trader on the west coast of Africa. One day in a storm at sea he met Jesus Christ. He went back to England and became an Anglican clergyman. He wrote scores of hymns, one of which has become the modern
popular song, “Amazing Grace.”
This is what Christ can do for anyone who puts his trust in Him.
Prayer for the day
Your amazing grace transformed even my unworthy life—I love You, Lord Jesus!
~ Billy Graham’s Daily Devotional