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Billy Devotionals – Money – By Billy Graham December 29, 2019

 Topics: Money

 Topics: Money

We Cannot Out-Give GodBy Billy Graham   

December 29

A tenth of the produce of the land . . . is the Lord’s.
—Leviticus 27:30 (TLB)

Billy Graham

We are to be stewards of our money. When it is invested and shared for the glory of God, it can be a boon and a blessing. I know a businessman in Detroit, Michigan, who made a promise to God that he would tithe his entire income to the work of the Lord. He said his business had tripled, and that God had more than fulfilled His end of the bargain.

Some time ago I heard from a laborer in the San Joaquin Valley of California who said that he and his wife agreed to give one tenth of their income to the Lord. At the time they made their decision, he was able to get work only about seven months of the year. Now he says he has steady work, and is earning nearly twice what he was before. You cannot get around it; the Scripture promises material and spiritual benefits to the man who gives to God.

You cannot out-give God. I challenge you to try it and see.

Prayer for the day

Forgive me, Lord, for the times I have wanted to keep that which is rightfully Yours.

Billy Devotionals – Suffering – By Billy Graham December 28, 2019

Topics: Suffering
Cure for Our Troubles
By Billy Graham
December 28

. . . preaching peace by Jesus Christ (he is Lord of all).
—Acts 10:36

Billy Graham Devotional 30 June 2019

Would it not be wonderful if we could find an absolute cure for the troubles of human nature? Suppose we could give a shot in the arm to the whole human race that would fill people with love instead of hate, with contentment instead of greed. Suppose, also, a cure could be found for the past mistakes, failures, and sins of mankind.

Suppose by some miracle all the past could be straightened out, all of life’s tangles could be unraveled, and the broken strings of life could be repaired. The most thrilling news in all the world is the fact that there is a cure! A medicine has been provided! The sin, confusion, and disillusionment of life can be replaced by righteousness, joy, contentment, and happiness. A peace can be imparted to the soul that is not dependent on outward circumstances.

Prayer for the day
In complete dependence upon You, Lord Jesus, let me relay Your message of love and peace to the desperately needy souls I meet.

Billy Devotionals – Bible, Truth – By Billy Graham December 9, 2019

Topics: Bible, Truth
Word Made Flesh
By Billy Graham
December 9

The Word was made flesh . . . full of grace and truth.
—John 1:14

Billy Graham

On the cover of your Bible and my Bible appear the words “Holy Bible.” Do you know why the Bible is called holy? Why should it be called holy when so much lust and hate and greed and war are found in it? It is because the Bible tells the truth. It tells the truth about God, about man, and about the devil. The Bible teaches that we exchange the truth of God for the devil’s lie about sex, for example; and drugs, and alcohol, and religious hypocrisy. Jesus Christ is the ultimate truth. Furthermore, He told the truth. Jesus said that He was the truth, and the truth would make us free.

Learn more about holiness.

 

Almighty God, I thank You for the truth which You have given me through Your beloved Son, Jesus Christ.

Billy Devotionals – Grace – By Billy Graham December 8, 2019

Topics: Grace
The Throne of Grace
By Billy Graham
December 8

Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace . . .
—Hebrews 4:16

Billy Graham

Praying is simply a two-way conversation between you and God. Thousands of people pray only when they are under great stress, or in danger, overcome by uncertainty. I have been in airplanes when an engine died; then people started praying. I have talked to soldiers who told me that they never prayed until they were in the midst of battle. There seems to be an instinct in man to pray in times of trouble. We know “there are no atheists in foxholes,” but the kind of Christianity that fails to reach into our everyday lives will never change the world. Develop the power of prayer. Man is more powerful when he is in prayer than when he is behind the most powerful guns. A nation is more powerful when it unites in earnest prayer to God than when its resources are channeled into defensive weapons. The answers to all our problems can be had through contact with almighty God.

Prayer for the day
My time spent in prayer with You, dear Lord, is the highlight of my day. To know You are waiting to have this communion humbles me. Yet You say I can come boldly—this I do now, knowing You hear me!

Billy Graham Devotionals- Pride, Relationships -By Billy Graham October 24, 2019

Topics: Pride, Relationships
Prejudice Is Weakness
By Billy Graham
October 24

Judge not, that ye be not judged.
—Matthew 7:1

Billy Graham

The word prejudice means “prejudging” or “making an estimate of others without knowing the facts.” Prejudice is a mark of weakness, not of strength. Prejudice is measured by computing the distance between our own biased opinions and the real truth. If we would all be perfectly honest before God, there would be no prejudice.

Read Billy Graham’s answer on how to replace prejudice with love.

Prayer for the day
You love each one of us with a love that breaks through all prejudicial barriers, Father. Forgive me for the times I judge others. Purify my heart, that I may be used to draw people together into the bond of Christ’s unifying love.

Billy Devotioanls – Jesus Christ – By Billy Graham September 13, 2019

Topics: Jesus Christ
Where Is Jesus Christ?
By Billy Graham
September 13

Everything else is worthless when compared with the priceless gain of knowing Christ Jesus . . .
—Philippians 3:8 (TLB)

Billy Graham

“Where is Jesus Christ?” Innumerable students are studying Him and deciding whether or not Christ and the Gospel really matter—whether He is relevant in this modern age. C.S. Lewis, a professor of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Oxford and later at Cambridge, had to do the same thing. He spent his life exploring the great literature of centuries. In his remarkable autobiography, Surprised by Joy, he tells of his pilgrimage from atheism to Christianity. His turning point came with the realization that the writing with the deepest meaning and greatest content was based on a deep, personal faith in God, by men like Augustine, Blaise Pascal, George Macdonald.

Prayer for the day
There is nothing more I desire, Lord Jesus, than to walk closely with You—my Savior and Lord.

Billy Devotioanls – Jesus Christ – By Billy Graham September 11, 2019

Topics: Jesus Christ
Only Jesus
By Billy Graham
September 11

God . . . is the one who invited you into this wonderful friendship with his Son, even Christ our Lord.
—1 Corinthians 1:9 (TLB)

Billy Graham

The question remains, “How can God be just—that is, true to Himself in nature and true to Himself in holiness—and yet justify the sinner?” Because each man had to bear his own sins, all mankind was excluded from helping, since each was contaminated with the same disease. The only solution was for an innocent party to volunteer to die physically and spiritually as a substitution before God. This innocent party would have to take man’s judgment, penalty, and death. But where was such an individual? Certainly, there was none on earth. There was only one possibility. God’s own Son was the only personality in the universe who had the capacity to bear in His own body the sins of the world. Only God’s Son was infinite and thus able to die for all.

Prayer for the day
Lord Jesus, Lamb of God, in adoration I thank You for the love that made You willing to suffer and die on the cross for my sin.

Billy Devotioanls – Discipleship – By Billy Graham September 3, 2019

Topics: Discipleship
The Responsibility of Discipleship
By Billy Graham
September 3

Even while we were still there with you we gave you this rule: ‘He who does not work shall not eat.’
—2 Thessalonians 3:10 (TLB)

Billy Graham

One of the Christian’s responsibilities in following Christ is to have a new attitude toward work. So many young people want Christ without responsibility. Jesus was not a drop-out. As a carpenter, He worked hard with His hands. The Apostle Paul made tents for a living while he carried on the work that God assigned him. Whatever work a Christian does is done unto the Lord. He should do his best at whatever his trade or vocation. He should be faithful, clean, and honest.

Prayer for the day
Thank You for teaching us that work is a blessing, Lord Jesus.

Billy Devotioanls – Faith, Lifestyle – By Billy Graham August 29, 2019

Topics: Faith, Lifestyle
Just As I Am
By Billy Graham
August 29

You are living a brand new kind of life . . . more and more like Christ who created this new life within you.
—Colossians 3:10 (TLB)

Billy Graham

A long-haired blonde from a southern university seemed to be enjoying a satisfactory student career when her grades began to slip. “Life had become one long case of the blahs,” she confessed later. “I wasn’t walking around with a steady load of blues, but I wasn’t enjoying life. Small things made me blow up. I met some kids who seemed to know something I didn’t know, but I couldn’t get in on it. We went to several meetings, and one night the speaker said that we don’t earn God’s love. He takes us as we are. It was then I realized it wasn’t a matter of clocking up a certain number of hours doing good deeds. Instead, I had to make myself available. Through faith, I had to let Him take over. It came together all at once, when I accepted Christ as my personal Savior. I know that God is in me in everything I do. My life has taken on a new dimension.” Does your life have this new dimension? It can! Just begin now with Jesus Christ! When you make this beginning, it will be your first step toward realizing personal fulfillment, meaning, and joy.

Prayer for the day
By faith, loving Father, I ask You to take over every part of my life—draw me closer to Your Son, my Savior, Jesus Christ.

Billy Devotioanls – Pride, Suffering – By Billy Graham August 27, 2019

Topics: Pride, Suffering
The Secret of Surrender
By Billy Graham
August 27

Just as you used to be slaves to all kinds of sin, so now you must let yourselves be slaves to all that is right and holy.
—Romans 6:19 (TLB)

Billy Graham

We have heard the modern expression, “Don’t fight it—it’s bigger than both of us.” Those who are meek do not fight back at life. They learn the secret of surrender, or yielding to God. He then fights for us! Instead of filling your mind with resentments, abusing your body by sinful diversion, and damaging your soul by willfulness, humbly give all over to God. Your conflicts will disappear and your inner tensions will vanish into thin air. Then your life will begin to count for something. You will have the feeling of belonging to life. Boredom will melt away, and you will become vibrant with hope and expectation. Because you are meekly yielded, you will begin to “inherit the earth” of good things, which God holds in store for all who trust Him with their all.

Prayer for the day
Let me yield to You this day, Father, all my innermost thoughts. I cannot hide from You.