Outside of Yourself

By   •   March 12   •   Topics: ,

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Some people have received Christ but have never reached spiritual maturity. They have been in church all their lives, and yet they have never become mature Christians. They are still considered “spiritual children” and “babes in Christ.” They know little Scripture. They have little desire to pray, and bear few of the marks of a Christian in their daily living. To say, “I will resolve to do better, I will muster all my will power and revise my way of living,” is noble, but futile. A corpse could as well say, “I will-through sheer effort-rise out of this coffin and be a living man again.” You need a power outside yourself. You cannot get over the habits and chains that are binding you. You need outside help. You need Christ.

The Bible tells of a bridge of faith which reaches from the valley of despair to the high hills of glorious hope in Christ. It tells where we are, but beyond that-it tells where we may be in Christ. Now, of course, you will not be completely mature until you are in the presence of Christ, but you should be growing every day as a Christian.

Prayer for the day

Lord, work through me this day, that I might be maturing as a Christian and come to know You better, that I might know Your perfect will for me.

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51 Comments

  1. Harolyn H Ioane says:

    Thank you Jesus Christ Love You.

  2. Omolarabangura says:

    I’m so blessed by the Grahams and their ministries. May the Lord continually uphold them and His work in this generation.

  3. Raju G. C. Thomas, Ph.D. says:

    This Billy Graham website has restored my beliefs in the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. Jesus has become my Lord and Savior again. The teachings of Jesus are true, fair,,balanced and noble.. I love and worship Jesus Christ with my mind, heart and soul. He is the true son of god. I grew up in India among Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jews, Jains and Zorastrians. My belief in the life and teachings of Jesus Christ is most valuable compared to other religions. Thank you Jesus..

  4. Adepeju Robert James says:

    Father help by your grace to growth into Christian maturity every day so that i may know your perfect will for my life in Jesus Christ name

  5. B Woods says:

    Very encouraging words this morning. I really needed this,

    Thank you Lord for your grace and mercy.

  6. Max says:

    TRUST Christ.

  7. John B. White says:

    This will help my spiritual maturity.

  8. Gerry says:

    Reading your Bible is not a one time event. It requires a serious daily effort on our part. It also requires a open heart , ready and willing to understand what is written. God’s Holy Spirit is waiting to guide us into a deeper understanding if we will only ask.

  9. Joyce Paul says:

    Dear Lord,our desire is to spend time in Your Word.we know that meditating on Your Word fills our minds with thought of You n Help to keep our thinking from wandering to evil.Help us to do so_
    God Bless us All! Amen.

    1. Max says:

      Very true Joyce Paul. Thank you and God bless you.