The Joy of Knowing

By   •   January 19   •   Topics:

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Happy is the man who has learned the secret of coming to God in daily prayer. Fifteen minutes alone with God every morning before you start the day can change circumstances and remove mountains! But all of this happiness and all of these unlimited benefits which flow from the storehouse of heaven are contingent upon our relationship to God. Absolute dependency and absolute yieldedness are the conditions of being His child. Only His children are entitled to receive those things that lend themselves to happiness; and in order to be His child, there must be the surrender of the will to Him. Man does not come to know God through works-he comes to know God by faith, through grace. You cannot work your way toward happiness and heaven, you cannot moralize your way, you cannot reform your way, you cannot buy your way. It comes as a gift of God through Christ.

Prayer for the day

Thank You, heavenly Father, for the gift of joy which comes from knowing Your Son, Jesus Christ.

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19 Comments

  1. Lynne Morgan says:

    Thanks so much!

  2. Adebiyi Emmanuel says:

    Good one

  3. Josue chito says:

    Thank you for the blessings of these devotionals that not only has helped me, but I re-posted your link everyday at our church teens fB page and it has been a blessing. We pray for your minister and health.

    *do you have any material in Spanish? God bless!

  4. Lisa Foster says:

    I am so happy I found the Billy Graham website

  5. Jill says:

    Thank you Jesus!

  6. Gerry says:

    Without the Lord my life was an absolute failure in every area. Then, after I surrendered my life to him, he slowly picked up the pieces. Today he is the center focus of my thoughts. His Grace surrounds me. Thank you Lord.

  7. Bob DeGraw says:

    i am so thank-full for these precious readings drawn from scripture that you share with all of us. these words are positive life sustaining uplifting keys for all of us to draw from. in my own life i know that i need to constantly seek God in all circumstances, thank-you all of my friends at BGEA for your spreading of the Word. To God be all the glory

  8. Joseph Afful says:

    Powerful message!!

  9. Verlla Geloff says:

    Thank you for this website