Do You Surrender?

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Man standing alone in field

Happiness and all of the 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 surrender of the will to Him.

We must admit we are poor before we can be made rich. We must admit we are destitute before we can become children of adoption. When we realize that all our own goodness is as filthy rags in God’s sight, and become aware of the destructive power of our stubborn wills; when we realize our absolute dependence upon the grace of God through faith and nothing more, then we have started on the road to happiness.

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.

Listen: Billy Graham preaches on total surrender.

Prayer for the day

Ever impress upon us, Lord Jesus, that it is through grace that we came to know You; that it is because of You that we stand righteous before You.

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27 Comments

  1. Poepoe says:

    Thank you Jesus

  2. Patrick says:

    Dear Reverend Billy Graham, Pursuit of happiness is what God the Creator intends for us to enjoy, as you have said: we are not guarenteed to true happiness just the pursuit thereof. That is why we must believe in Jesus Christ as the Life and Resurrection and pick up our cross and pursue our happiness that is found only in our Lord Jesus Christ.

  3. sonny says:

    We are at end times. Listen, watch what’s going on in the world today. How can people not see it? God bless

  4. Ray Zenk says:

    Thank you for the email invite. May God continue to bless your ministry, help those in need, give Jesus’s grace to those like me and continue with His work in me and all that receive Him into their heart. Amen

  5. Max says:

    Father, give me the strength and willpower to lose the unimportant things in this life and to focus on things that are pleasing to you.