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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. Nancy Swanson says:

    I love reading “The word of The Lord”!

  2. Michael Best says:

    Excellent

  3. Brenda Newton says:

    The Lord is my Shepard, I shall not want.

  4. Dawn Pakaski says:

    I truly love reading Dr. Graham’s devotions. They make me think more of my relationship with The Lord and light a fire in me. Thank you.

  5. Elena M López says:

    On my way to serve with Evangelism team this Saturday morning when I came across this, I AM CRAZY IN LOVE WITH MY SAVIOR JESUS and I am not ashamed to tell or show others. His LOVE FOR ME COMPELLS ME TO SEEK HIM WHOLE HEARTLY, I want to be Mr. Grahm’s age and STILL crazy on FIRE to share the Good News with others, thank you Lord for your faithfulness, EML-

  6. Bill and Jodi Jones says:

    We love you Billy Graham and respect you! Thank you for your guidance in our lives. Merry Christmas! You and your family are in our prayers!

  7. HARRIET SAMPSON says:

    HAVE A BLESS & HAPPY HOLIDAY!
    PEACE AND BLESSINGS!
    HAVE A PROSPER NEW YEAR!

  8. Mark Kerr says:

    I will always praise and pray in the name of Jesus because in Hebrews 2 Jesus is not ashamed to call me brother

  9. Valerie Addison says:

    Amen

  10. Charles Asproth says:

    Please pray for our dear brother Chuck Asproth who is a faithful and loyal servant to our Lord. He need prayers for healing his eye that was seriously injured ,chuck is an artist that shares his gifts to provide for his family . This s wonderful man of god needs prayer for understanding and prayers for physical restoration !