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.

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. Rick Wilson says:

    When I was a child, I was raised Baptist, and often have heard the statement that only by faith can one obtain a place in the kingdom of Heaven. Has anything in life ever been accomplished by faith alone? Together with our works, yes! Or, should I rest on the fact that Christ died for us alone? YHWH God forbid!

  2. Henry Dennis Gankema says:

    Looking forward in receiving updates !

  3. Adepeju Robert James says:

    Thank you Jesus Christ for the gift of joy for knowing you as my Savior.

  4. Donald Madonna says:

    God knows all things. We can not hide anything from Him. So just be honest with Him and He will make changes in your life. I know He has been sooooo faithful to me. He will always work His wonders into our life. He is very merciful, good, holy, pure, faithful, Etc. Don’t hesitate but imitate; walk in His ways

  5. Noreen D'Cruz says:

    I remember when I was a kid my dad would regularly listen to Billy Graham in the late 1950. So his name is well known to us and it’s so good to see his son franklin carrying on the good work with such boldness

  6. Joe says:

    AMEN!!! Thanks for these encouraging Bible Verses and devotionals

  7. Lori J Inboden says:

    It is such an inspiration to see Franklin Graham take a stand for what is right! God bless, you are in my prayers.