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Billy Graham Devotionals- He Hears Us -By Billy Graham January 8, 2019

Topic:He Hears Us
By Billy Graham
January 8

What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe . . .
—Mark 11:24

Billy Graham

We are to pray in times of adversity, lest we become faithless and unbelieving. We are to pray in times of prosperity, lest we become boastful and proud. We are to pray in times of danger, lest we become fearful and doubting. We need to pray in times of security, lest we become self-sufficient. Sinners, pray to a merciful God for forgiveness. Christians, pray for an outpouring of God’s Spirit upon a willful, evil, unrepentant world. Parents, pray that God may crown your home with grace and mercy. Children, pray for the salvation of your parents. Christians, saints of God, pray that the dew of heaven may fall on earth’s dry, thirsty ground, and that righteousness may cover the earth as the waters cover the sea.

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Prayer for the day

Let me pour everything out to You, Lord. Thank You for the knowledge that You hear me!

Billy Devotioanls -Grace – By Billy Graham December 8, 2018

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 Devotioanls -Faith – By Billy Graham December 7, 2018

Topics: Faith
The Manifestation of Faith
By Billy Graham
December 7

. . . we can come to the Lord with perfect assurance and trust . . .
—1 John 3:21 (TLB)

Billy Graham

The Bible teaches that faith will manifest itself in three ways. It will manifest itself in doctrine—in what you believe. It will manifest itself in worship—your communion with God and the fellowship of the church. It will manifest itself in morality—in the way you live and behave. . . . The Bible also teaches that faith does not end with trust in Christ for your salvation. Faith continues. Faith grows. It may be weak at first, but it will become stronger as you begin to read the Bible, pray, go to church, and experience God’s faithfulness in your Christian life. You will learn more and more how to rely on Christ for every need, in meeting every circumstance, and every trial.

What does it mean to grow in your faith?

Prayer for the day
Your Word teaches how greatly You desire for me to rely on Your love and strength. I praise Your name, my Lord and my Redeemer.

Billy Devotioanls -Grace – By Billy Graham December 6, 2018

Topics: Grace
Relying on Grace
By Billy Graham
December 6

Yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
—1 Corinthians 15:10

Billy Graham

Let us face this fact: We came into the world with nothing, and we will leave it with nothing. Where do we get the notion that man’s idea of success and God’s are the same? You have written a book; you are a clever manager and promoter; you are a talented artist; you are independently rich; you have achieved fame and fortune. Without the gifts of intelligence, imagination, personality, and physical energy—which are all endowed by God—where would you be? Are we not born poor? Do we not die poor? And would we not be poor indeed without God’s infinite mercy and love?

We came out of nothing; and if we are anything, it is because God is everything. If He were to withhold His power for one brief instant from us, if He were to hold in check the breath of life for one moment, our physical existence would shrivel into nothingness, and our souls would be whisked away into an endless eternity. Those who are poor in spirit recognize their creatureliness and their sinfulness—but more, they are ready to confess their sins and renounce them.

Prayer for the day
All I have or am, Lord God, has been given to me by Your almighty hands. Forgive me when I tend to boast about my own accomplishments—for I am nothing without Your grace and love.

Billy Devotioanls -Lifestyle – By Billy Graham December 4, 2018

Topics: Lifestyle
No Reason to Hurry
By Billy Graham
December 4

When your patience is finally in full bloom, then you will be ready for anything, strong in character . . .
—James 1:4 (TLB)

Billy Graham

This is a high-strung, neurotic, impatient age. We hurry when there is no reason to hurry—just to be hurrying. This fast-paced age has produced more problems and less morality than previous generations, and it has given all of us jangled nerves. Impatience has produced a new crop of broken homes, or more new ulcers, and has set the stage for more world wars.

Prayer for the day
May my heart be still amid all the turmoil, as I remember Your patience with me, Lord Jesus.

Billy Devotioanls -Lifestyle – By Billy Graham November 23, 2018

Topics: Lifestyle
The Abundant Life
By Billy Graham
November 23

He that eateth, eateth to the Lord; for he giveth God thanks . . .
—Romans 14:6

Billy Graham

Do you think that God would have bothered to send His Son to the world, if man had been able to face life and eternity alone? Christ’s coming to the world proved that God was not happy with man’s unhappiness. He sent Him not only that we might have eternal life but that we might have life here and now, and that we might have it more abundantly—Life with a capital L!

Jesus’ teaching was unique and different. He took religion out of the theoretical category and placed it in the practical. He spoke with authority! He spoke with finality! He spoke as though He knew … and He did! His was not the soft empty conjecture of the philosopher, who professes to search for truth-but readily admits he has never found it. It was more the confident voice of the mathematician who gives his answers unhesitatingly, because the proof of the answers can be found within the problem.

Prayer for the day
Lord God, I know that I am completely dependent upon You. Thank You for daily providing all that my body needs

Billy Devotioanls -Suffering – By Billy Graham November 20, 2018

Topics: Suffering
Stumbling in Darkness
By Billy Graham
November 20

The one who is the true Light arrived to shine on everyone coming into the world.
—John 1:9 (TLB)

Billy Graham

The world is stumbling in darkness from one crisis to another. The crises are getting worse and worse, and are coming closer and closer to home. Inflation, population explosion, hunger, dominate vast areas of the world. Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. You follow me and give your life to me and I’ll take you out of the darkness of this world, out of this confusion, out of this mess that you’re in, and I’ll give you peace and joy. A light will burn in your heart and mind that you never had before. I will command the light to come on in your life.”

Prayer for the day
Your light shines in the darkest place and gives me hope, Lord Jesus.

Billy Devotioanls -Lifestyle – By Billy Graham November 17, 2018

Topics: Lifestyle
Integrity
By Billy Graham
November 17

Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do . . .
—Philippians 4:9

Billy Graham

Integrity is the glue that holds our way of life together. What our young people want to see in their elders is integrity, honesty, truthfulness, and faith. What they hate most of all is hypocrisy and phoniness. That is why it is important for us to go to church, to read the Bible, and to say grace at the table. Let them see us doing what we would like them to do.

Prayer for the day
Take away the “front,” Father, that so often creeps into my life. I would live in such a way that young people will be drawn to You, too.

Billy Devotioanls -Holy Spirit – By Billy Graham November 11, 2018

Topics: Holy Spirit
A Creative God
By Billy Graham
November 11

For we know not what we should pray for as we ought; but the Spirit himself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
—Romans 8:26

Billy Graham

John Knox, with an all-consuming soul-concern for his country, prayed, “Give me Scotland, or I die!” His earnest travail was rewarded with a spiritual rebirth in his land. This is what is termed “praying in the Spirit.” It is the manifestation of a deep spiritual concern for others, and it is instilled by the Spirit of God. This kind of prayer can leap over oceans, speed across burning deserts, spring over mountains, bound through jungles, and carry the healing, helping power of the Gospel to the object of prayer.

That “the Spirit Himself makes intercession” indicates that it is actually God pleading, praying, and mourning through us. Thus we become co-laborers with God, actual partners with Him; our lives are lifted from the low plane of selfishness to the high plane of creativeness with God. John Knox travailed, and the Church in Scotland broke into new life.

Hear this 1-minute audio message about where creativity comes from.

Prayer for the day
My heart’s cry is heard—thank You, Lord Jesus!

Billy Devotioanls -God – By Billy Graham November 8, 2018

Topics: God
Limitless God
By Billy Graham
November 8

The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy . . .
—q 3:17

Billy Graham

The world’s millions could come down to the beach and reach out their hands to be filled with sea water. They could each take as much as they wanted, as much as they needed-and still the ocean would remain unchanged. Its might and power would be the same, the life in its unfathomable depths would continue unaltered, although it had supplied the needs of every single person standing with outstretched hands along its shores.

So it is with God. He can be everywhere at once, heeding the prayers of all who call out in the name of Christ; performing the mighty miracles that keep the stars in their places, and the plants bursting up through the earth, and the fish swimming in the sea. There is no limit to God. There is no limit to His wisdom. There is no limit to His power. There is no limit to His love. There is no limit to His mercy.

Prayer for the day
Almighty God, how glorious are my thoughts of You, for You are everywhere—loving and caring for the minutest details of our lives!