Living Enthusiastically for God

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Columbus was called mad because he decided to sail the uncharted ocean. . . . Martin Luther was called mad because he presumed to defy the entrenched religious hierarchy of his time. Patrick Henry was considered mad when he cried, “Give me liberty, or give me death!” George Washington was thought to be mad when he decided to continue the war after the winter at Valley Forge, when thousands of his men had died and other thousands had deserted, leaving him only a handful of men. We have become too sophisticated and respectable to be called mad in our generation. Christianity has become so respectable and so conventional that it is now insipid. The salt has lost its flavor. . . . Would to God that the world found us Christians dangerous enough to call us mad, in these days when materialism and secularism are sweeping over the world. Thank God there are those who sacrifice time, talents, social position, and lucrative posts, and who fling aside every advantage in order to serve the Kingdom of God.

Go deeper: Read Billy Graham’s message about being in the world, not of the world

Prayer for the day

Instill in me, Lord Jesus, the same savor that the disciples showed as they lived so enthusiastically for You.

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  1. Joyce Paul says:

    Let our lives tell the story of Christ’s Love n Mercy to the world around us. God Richly Bless U n Ur Ministries! AMEN.

  2. Mildred Louise Ward says:

    I love Jesus with my whole heart!!

  3. Graciela Orue says:

    Looking forward for daily devotionals!!!1 Thanks!!!

  4. Leland says:

    YES! and the rest of that same verse also declares: “…Live in peace with each other.” Amen.

  5. JANICE GERBER says:


  6. stephen john says:

    Living Enthusiastically for God
    By Billy Graham • February 16
    Thank you Jesus for clothing us in fine apparel through the word of God that we receive from the Holy Bible. Each and every day, forever, Amen.

  7. Gerry says:

    All Believers should ask God what it is he would like them to do. Your role may seem “insignificant.” However, collectively as a body we can make a “significant” difference.

  8. Modupe Ilori says:

    D grace to live for u O Lord in every area of my life,grant unto me O Lord. In Jesus’ name I pray

  9. RAKOTOVELO Andrianalisoa says:

    Lord Jesus, give me a support and a help so that I have a good saltiness of spirit in you.

  10. Joy says:

    “I would be true. Amen””the Alleluia Chorus. Amen””For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world but that the world through him might be saved””Jesus loves me this I know for the Bible tells me so. Little ones to him belong they are weak but he is strong. Amen”