Outside of Yourself

By   •   March 12   •   Topics: ,


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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  1. olivia says:

    Amen, may His will be done to me.

  2. Deborah Boyette says:

    This is convicting as I was blessed to be raised in the truth about Jesus and had Godly parents who always walked the walk but at 62 I am still struggling to be the Christian I know God is calling me to be.

  3. Naomi Nimmo says:

    Look forward to next BGEA update!

  4. Shirley says:

    This is me to a “T”, but have never stopped trying to honor Him.

  5. D.S.Rajsekhar, Triplicane, Chennai. says:

    When God enters our lives by His grace, He isn’t working to make our kingdom work so much as He is calling us to an excitement with, and dedication to, a much greater Kingdom. It is only when you remember how big the effects of sin are that you will live the way God calls you to live. We get so excited about the personal benefits of redemption that we lose sight of redemption’s greater goal.

  6. Sharon Gerveler says:

    Amen.. Thank you for sharing. I’m struggling with this very thing myself right now…

  7. Joyce Paul says:

    God gave His very best to us__ His Son JESUS__and we honor Him by giving our best to Him! We are at best when we serve God from our hearts.God Bless U n Ur Ministries abundantly! amen.

  8. Catherine Brajdic says:

    Confirmation of what I’ve been studying the past few weeks. If were striving in our own strength to overcome obstacles and be better people and win souls, its futile apart from Christ.

  9. Kathy Armstrong says:

    Thank you Billy Graham for being a wonderful example of what God can and will do in our lives if we are faithful to Him