The Joy of Knowing

By   •   January 19   •   Topics:

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Happy is the man who has learned the secret of coming to God in daily prayer. Fifteen minutes alone with God every morning before you start the day can change circumstances and remove mountains! But all of this happiness and all of these unlimited benefits which flow from the storehouse of heaven are contingent upon our relationship to God. Absolute dependency and absolute yieldedness are the conditions of being His child. Only His children are entitled to receive those things that lend themselves to happiness; and in order to be His child, there must be the surrender of the will to Him. Man does not come to know God through works—he comes to know God by faith, through grace. You cannot work your way toward happiness and heaven, you cannot moralize your way, you cannot reform your way, you cannot buy your way. It comes as a gift of God through Christ.

Read more about living daily with God.

Prayer for the day

Thank You, heavenly Father, for the gift of joy which comes from knowing Your Son, Jesus Christ.

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  1. Don Roy says:

    Pray for our government, that it will return to be one nation under God!

  2. Sam Branch says:

    What an amazing message this day. A daily walk with Christ provides us with direction and leads us to everlasting joy. To God be the Glory.

  3. Malcolm says:

    Jesus is Lord!

  4. Neal says:

    How do I “Let go”? I dont know how. I may relax for a moment, or even a day or two, but my automatic response to problems, is to go into fight or flight mode. Adrenaline floods over me in seconds and its very hard to let go of the stress once I have that physical reaponse. Tomorrow I will start daily prayer time as recommended. I read the Bible daily, but dont stop to pray for 15 mins at a time. I want to have faith like Paul had. Thank you for this ministry.

    1. Malcolm says:

      Greetings, Neal. Guess I’m just a ‘little’ late to reply.
      Keep praying with faith and keep your mind focused on God.
      Ask Him to give you more of the Holy Spirit.

  5. norma acutt says:

    Always been a fan of Billy Graham since his visit to Northern Rhodesia

  6. norma acutt says:

    Always been a fan of Billy Graham and his messages from the time he visited Northern Rhodesia

  7. Rosario Lewis says:

    Let Jesus be in charge of your life. Not by your strength or power by by the power of God. Depend totally on God as a small child depends on his father. Come to him in prayer thank him, praise him, worship him and speak to him. Glory to God. Amen

  8. Max says:

    “Let go and let God” is a coin phrase of AA, but it works for everyone. It is extremely hard to turn loose of the helm of our life. at first. However those that try this are rewarded with peace and feeling of closeness with the Holy Spirit.