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.

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Listen to this 1-minute message from Billy Graham on grace.

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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  1. Joe says:

    Amen! Thanks for all your blessings.

  2. Diana Lynn Cornette says:


  3. Lomari says:

    God is so good. I cannot imagine the depths of His love and His grace.

  4. Joe says:

    Thanks be to God.

  5. Sam Branch says:

    Amazing grace from a Heavenly Father who loves us despite the sins of our lives. To God be the glory.

  6. Gerry says:

    By world standards, I am nothing more than a grain of sand on a huge beach. However by God’s standards, I am deeply loved and cherished. He showers me constantly with his unmerited grace. He invited me to be a member of his family. I cannot thank him enough.

  7. Ashish Philip says:

    I watch all of Billy Graham’s messages.

  8. Don Roy says:

    Very thankful for all that God has done for me!