Demands of the Soul

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Man holding sign that reads, "As unto Christ"

The soul demands as much attention as the body. It demands fellowship and communion with God. It demands worship, quietness, and meditation. Unless the soul is fed and exercised daily, it becomes weak and shriveled. It remains discontented, confused, restless. Many people turn to alcohol to try to drown the cryings and longings of the soul. Some turn to a new sex experience. Others attempt to quiet the longings of their souls in other ways. Nothing but God ever completely satisfies, because the soul is made for God, and without God it is restless and in secret torment. The first step to God is a realization of your spiritual poverty. The poor in spirit do not measure the worth of life in earthly possessions, which fade away, but in terms of eternal realities, which endure forever. Wise is the man who openly confesses his lack of spiritual wealth and in humilty of heart cries, “God, be merciful unto me, a sinner.”

Prayer for the day

As I look to You, my Lord and my Redeemer, the strivings of my soul will be satisfied. You alone bring lasting joy.

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  1. Rick Wilson says:

    “Trust in the LORD Yahweh God with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD Yahweh God and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones. Honour the LORD Yahweh God with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing…”

  2. Estrella Andrews says:

    I started following Billy Graham’s although I’ve been a Christian since I was 29, I’m 58 I sense the Lord speaks to me clearly and giving me wisdom everyday.
    I pray for more blessings and his longevity, in Jesus name. I absolutely love your message Dr Graham, God bless!

  3. Rjhoefling says:

    Love following billy graham ministry

  4. Banita Gurung Mitson says:

    I am thankful to God

  5. Adekunle says:

    God bless you man of God.

  6. Dave Were says:

    Very true!

  7. olusegun adesina says:

    May God strengthen and help our weaknesses by the knowledge of Acts 17:28a.