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Filled With Christ

By   •   January 1

man overlooking ocean

As we flick the calendar to a new year, we come face to face with the fact that our days on earth are numbered. As the Psalmist wrote, “Teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” No thoughtful person can approach New Year’s Day without some introspection. We are reminded of the brevity of time. We also look back over our failures, mistakes, and missed opportunities, and vow that we will make better use of our time during the coming year. We should take time to be pleasant, to smile, to extend the small courtesies we often omit-to show love to our family. Psychiatrists tell us that most people are starved for love. Take time for the goodbye kiss; we shall go to work with a sweeter spirit. Let us take time to get acquainted with our families. We are not machines. We are not robots. The secret of a happy home is that members of the family learn to give and receive love. Let us take time to express our love in a thousand ways.

Prayer for the day

As I begin a new year, Lord Jesus, I pray that my walk through the days ahead will be filled with Your love for others, a love that does not count the cost.

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  1. gloria M. Grau says:

    Thank you , I feel good just by reading the message of BILLY GRAHAM. Now I get to remember what to do for my family…

  2. Melissa a Pici says:

    That’s so true easier said then done

  3. Susan Campos says:

    I love the website. The timing iis perfect! Can’t wait for your arrival!

  4. Genevieve says:

    Though I would like to say that some times in our past we learn a lot to help us change our ways and mend a broken heart or spirit, in retrospecting we can return to today with fullness of heart and exuberism.

  5. James Kamuso says:

    Amen and Amen

  6. C. Hermi Edward says:

    Thank you Lord for showing me this web site where I can read the daily devotion and learn to worship you everyday..

  7. faye Tillman says:

    Keep up the great work you are doing. God bless you all.

  8. Vivian Sanders says:

    AMEN

  9. innocent onuoha says:

    I thank you for growing my faith may the good LORD reward you hamsomely as you pray for more grace for me.