Filled With Christ

By   •   January 1

man overlooking ocean

As we flick the calendar to a new year, we come face to face with the fact that our days on earth are numbered. As the Psalmist wrote, “Teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” No thoughtful person can approach New Year’s Day without some introspection. We are reminded of the brevity of time. We also look back over our failures, mistakes, and missed opportunities, and vow that we will make better use of our time during the coming year. We should take time to be pleasant, to smile, to extend the small courtesies we often omit—to show love to our family. Psychiatrists tell us that most people are starved for love. Take time for the goodbye kiss; we shall go to work with a sweeter spirit. Let us take time to get acquainted with our families. We are not machines. We are not robots. The secret of a happy home is that members of the family learn to give and receive love. Let us take time to express our love in a thousand ways.

Listen to Billy Graham’s audio message about numbering your days.

Time is short. Make a decision to accept Christ today.

Prayer for the day

As I begin a new year, Lord Jesus, I pray that my walk through the days ahead will be filled with Your love for others, a love that does not count the cost.

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  1. sharon Hiebert says:

    I need to die to my flesh so that I can truly live for Jesus

  2. joy says:

    Thankyou. Mrs. Elaine and Miss Joy Smith

  3. Precious Tlhabiwa says:

    Great teaching! Amen to the prayer in Jesus name!

  4. Meshak Dayol says:

    Just started this devotional, I think I and my family are going to enjoy it.

  5. Jamie spires says:

    Beautiful reminder.

  6. Harold walker says:

    God bless everyone…

  7. immanuel.digal says:

    plz pray for me i want to be change this year

  8. mathewjoel says:

    i want 2 grow with Jesus every day of mylife… Tanx God bless.

  9. Jana Butler says:

    I am beginning my walk to find God’s grace in my life. Please pray for me.

  10. meagan pollard says:

    Always makes my day.