Relying on Grace

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Let us face this fact: We came into the world with nothing, and we will leave it with nothing. Where do we get the notion that man’s idea of success and God’s are the same? You have written a book; you are a clever manager and promoter; you are a talented artist; you are independently rich; you have achieved fame and fortune. Without the gifts of intelligence, imagination, personality, and physical energy-which are all endowed by God-where would you be? Are we not born poor? Do we not die poor? And would we not be poor indeed without God’s infinite mercy and love?

We came out of nothing; and if we are anything, it is because God is everything. If He were to withhold His power for one brief instant from us, if He were to hold in check the breath of life for one moment, our physical existence would shrivel into nothingness, and our souls would be whisked away into an endless eternity. Those who are poor in spirit recognize their creatureliness and their sinfulness-but more, they are ready to confess their sins and renounce them.

Prayer for the day

All I have or am, Lord God, has been given to me by Your almighty hands. Forgive me when I tend to boast about my own accomplishments—for I am nothing without Your grace and love.

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61 Comments

  1. Pastor Fain McKinney says:

    I am so greatful for these daily devotionals. They help me to always stay on course to sharing the message of Jesus to all i meet.

  2. George Purdy says:

    I so much enjoy these devotional messages.

  3. Pai Nan says:

    I support Billy Graham Ministry through prayer and interested much to join with this ministry and pray for my family members in Myanmar too.
    God bless…!!!

  4. Dacuma Thess says:

    Thank you and I like more to read the word of God. I want to learn and be near to our God Almighty.

  5. Jeffrey Steckbeck says:

    Thank you God for all I am and all I have. Thank you Reverend Graham for reminding me.

  6. David Villanueva says:

    Buenas tardes
    Podrian publicar en Español
    Bendiciones

    1. BGEA says:

      Thank you for your comment, David. Here are some resources in Spanish:

      https://billygraham.org/grow-your-faith/espanol/

  7. Gerry says:

    Even the smallest perceived successes are because of God’s direct involvement in our life. His incredible Grace pours over us each and every day. Too often it goes by without notice without thanks. Forgive us Lord for our failure to acknowledge your, Love, Grace, Forgiveness and Mercies.