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Billy Graham Devotions 5 June 2019 – Light and Shadow

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Billy Graham Devotions 5 June 2019 – Light And Shadow

Today’s Topic: Light And Shadow

Key Verse: Stand steady, and don’t be afraid of suffering for the Lord. Bring others to Christ . . .  —2 Timothy 4:5 (TLB)

All the masterpieces of art contain both light and shadow. A happy life is one filled not only with sunshine, but one which uses both light and shadow to produce beauty. The greatest musicians, as a rule, are those who know how to bring song out of sadness.

Fanny Crosby, her spirit aglow with faith in Christ, saw more with her sightless eyes than most of us do with normal vision. She has given us some of the great gospel songs which cheer our hearts and lives. In a rat-infested jail in Philippi, Paul and Silas sang their song of praise at midnight to the accompaniment of the jailer’s whip. But their patience in suffering and persecution led to the heathen warden’s conviction.

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Prayer for the day
Let my heart learn to sing when everything around me seems so dark. Give me Your grace to praise You, Lord Jesus.

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Billy Graham Devotions 27 June 2019 – Who Am I?

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TODAY’S TOPIC: WHO AM I?

Key Verse: What a glorious Lord! He who daily bears our burdens also gives us our salvation. —Psalm 68:19 (TLB)

Edward Dahlberg, the writer, observed, “At 19, I was a stranger to myself. At 40, I asked, ‘Who am I?’ At 50, I concluded I would never know.” This unexplored personal wilderness is the home of millions of people. Ninety-two percent of all Canadian university students, according to June Callwood, the Toronto sociologist, don’t really know who they are.

The Bible says that man is an immortal soul. When God made man in the first place, He created him and “breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul” (Genesis 2:7). One’s soul is the essence, the core, the eternal and real person. And he will be restless until he opens his life to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.

You are a masterpiece created by God Himself. Do you have a relationship with your Creator?

Prayer for the day
Almighty God, knowing I am Your child is all the assurance I need.

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Billy Graham Devotions 26 June 2019 – Energy Under Control

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TODAY’S TOPIC: ENERGY UNDER CONTROL

Key Verse: You are controlled by your new nature if you have the Spirit of God living in you . . .  —Romans 8:9 (TLB)

A harnessed horse contributes much more to life than a wild donkey. Energy out of control is dangerous; energy under control is powerful. God does not discipline us to subdue us, but to condition us for a life of usefulness and blessedness. In His wisdom He knows that an uncontrolled life is an unhappy life, so He puts reins on our wayward souls that they may be directed into the “paths of righteousness.”

That is what God seeks to do with us; to tame us, to bring us under proper control, to redirect our energies. He does in the spiritual realm what science does in the physical realm. Science takes a Niagara River with its violent turbulence and transforms it into electrical energy to illuminate a million homes and to turn the productive wheels of industry.

Hear a 1-minute message from Billy Graham on discipline and control.

Prayer for the day
Direct all my energy, Father, so that I may be a blessing to others.

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Billy Graham Devotions 25 June 2019 – True Happiness

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TODAY’S TOPIC: TRUE HAPPINESS

Key Verse: And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward . . .  —Luke 12:42
It is not wrong for men to possess riches. But the Bible warns that money cannot buy happiness! Money cannot buy true pleasure. Money cannot buy peace of heart. And money certainly cannot buy entrance into the Kingdom of God. Often money is a hindrance to these things.

Money takes our minds off God. Riches, when used selfishly rather than for the glory of God, tend to corrupt in our hands. Money cannot be a substitute for God. If God has given you more wealth than your neighbors, dedicate it to Christ. Realize that you are only a steward of that which God has given you and some day you will have to give an account of every penny you have spent. The Internal Revenue Service wants a record of how you spend your money, but that is nothing compared to the books God is keeping.

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Prayer for the day
Father, I would be a faithful steward of all You have given to me. Make me constantly aware of Your leading so I may wisely spend any money with which I have been entrusted.

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