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The Spiritual Realm

By   •   December 20   •   Topics: ,

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It is strange that the world accepts enthusiasm in every realm but the spiritual. The world appreciates and understands emotion and enthusiasm, until it becomes a religious fervor—then immediately it is suspect. When you bring a grand and glorious abandon to your dedication to the Lord Jesus Christ, you are thought by many of your neighbors to be mad, to have “gone too far” in religion.

The whole history of missionary enterprise is filled with names like William Carey, Hudson Taylor, John Paton, David Livingstone, and others, who were thought by their generations to be mad. Their dedication was beyond the understanding of those who loved the smugness and the ease of contemporary life . . . And yet, in the last analysis, who are the mad ones? Are they not the complacent, self-centered, and smug who are so selfish that they tire of their own smugness, tire of their pleasures, and even tire of themselves?

Prayer for the day

Let me rededicate my life to You, with complete abandonment, Lord Jesus.

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65 Comments

  1. Donald Fleming says:

    I have followed Billy since the late sixties

  2. Nathan says:

    I always need this.

  3. Jaclyn Dodd says:

    Awesome

  4. cindy christman says:

    So true! Yes Jesus!

  5. Michalle Farrakhan says:

    When I wanted to know more about God and Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, I was interested in every component of Heaven. Angels was the first thing I was curious about. I read this book that you wrote and it was the most Inviting Book that increased my desire to diligently study daily the Holy Bible. It was nice to know that when you pray the “Angels in Heaven applaud”! Thank you for being a God-sent Angel-son of God! Be Blessed!

  6. patricia jeffs says:

    Lord have Mercy on my soul and of my familie’s and loved one’s . forgive us of our sin’s , of anger and bitterness and resentfulness and unkindness , that we had towards people or toward members of our familie’s and they towards us . Father I ask this in the Name of Your Beloved Son Jesus Christ , amen and Amen

  7. Betty Roden says:

    Thank you, Bro. Graham, for all that you do for our dear Lord Jesus. A very blessed Christmas to you.

  8. Michael says:

    Now when you talk about God people say you are too religious but when a football player plays good they say is a good player and the world love those fantasies more than the name Jesus Christ…

  9. Wendy says:

    Thanks for your dedication to the Lord and living a life that can be a TRUE example to other Christians. Have a Merry Christmas!!

  10. jehu says:

    I realise the fellowship of GOD every moment of my life