God, the Peacekeeper

By   •   May 1

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You have an ego-a consciousness of being an individual. Of course, you do. But that doesn’t mean that you are to worship yourself, to think constantly of yourself, and to live entirely for yourself. Common sense tells you that your life would be miserable if you followed that course. God is infinitely more concerned about your happiness than you could possibly be. He says, “Deny yourself, and follow me.” There is many a person in the insane asylum today who thought excessively about himself, to the exclusion of God and others. Hypochondriacs who have a fanciful anxiety about their health will never be well, regardless of their physical condition.

Prayer for the day

Keep my mind on You, Lord, and help me to discipline the thoughts of self which crowd out Your peace.

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25 Comments

  1. Gerry says:

    If you are an accomplished athlete or highly skilled at your job. Being self-centred it’s not a good character trait. Instead give the credit where it belongs …..to God . If he has blessed you with a special gift, be thankful and give the glory to him , alone

  2. T.R.Sullivan says:

    God Bless Billy Graham! How God speaks through him. Because there are many times that the daily devotional is exactly what I need to hear. I talk to God all the time but Satan tries to make me think or worry about myself when I know God is already taking care of me. He really tries to keep me from thinking of God the way I should. Amen to “The prayer of the Day” today! It is exactly what I needed to hear today.

  3. Mimi says:

    Glory be to God, He’s helping me to focus on Him. Lord convict my heart & mind more & more. Lord Jesus my physician my friend!! Blessings & honour to the 1 who reigns forevermore!!!!

  4. Ed says:

    Again – Praise and thank God every second of everyday!

  5. Joyce Paul says:

    Dear Lord, I’m Yours. I want to offer myself to You_ Heart,Mind, n Will_ in Humble Service n in Thankful Worship for all You have done for me. GLORY TO GOD! Amen.