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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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32 Comments

  1. Kathleen Kavanagh says:

    Yes I know many Christians like that I am in the ministry of Jesus Christ in healing and deliverance I know there is a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit happening now all over the world

  2. BUSUYI OLADUNJOYE says:

    Thank you Sir . The Lord will continue to sustain you as inspiration for this generation.

  3. JAMES YAMTA says:

    Thank You!

  4. mark lutynski says:

    I would love to grow more as a christian. I fall short every day. I need to pray to grow. I have love but it seems I am spoiled and at times think I am better than others.

  5. valeria cael says:

    i love to read this message.. i need it in my life as christian.

  6. Francis Oluoch Ojuok says:

    God bless you Billy!

  7. Gloria Campbell says:

    Am glad to join this!

  8. Kathi Joy Spencer says:

    Love you Billy Graham!

  9. joseph berrey jr says:

    lord help us!!!!

  10. Emanuel Ulomi says:

    thank you very much for a good message