Unspeakable Joy

By   •   August 26   •   Topics: ,

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In the third century Cyprian, the Bishop of Carthage, wrote to his friend Donatus, “It is a bad world, Donatus, an incredibly bad world. But I have discovered in the midst of it a quiet and holy people, who have learned a great secret. They have found a joy which is a thousand times better than any of the pleasures of our sinful life. They are despised and persecuted, but they care not. They are masters of their souls. They have overcome the world. These people, Donatus, are Christians . . . and I am one of them.” If you have repented of your sins and have received Christ as Savior, then you, too, are one of them.

Prayer for the day

Today, Lord God, I remember all those Christians who have gone before me and thank You for the inspiration of their memory. May I never take for granted the heritage I have in Christ Jesus.

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  1. Richard Yacovone says:

    I am no longer a prisoner of my past instead I am a Voyager into my future following the teachings of the Lord the most high.

  2. Tracy says:

    My husband has left me and has turned from God please pray for the healing of my family and my husband will seek God will and come home please pray God will mend my family and protect my children

  3. margareta.cronholm says:

    Thank you Mr. Billy Graham. In the midst of pain joy filles my heart.Praise the Lord Jesus.

  4. Adepeju Robert James says:

    Amen in Jesus Christ name

  5. Max says:

    Jesus fill me with this peace and joy that Cyprian, the Bishop of Carthage, wrote to his friend Donatus about that was spoken of in this days Daily Devotion.

  6. Gerry says:

    Once you have discovered the joy of a personal relationship with Christ. …. Your only regret will be that you did not do it sooner. As Billy mentions above the joy of knowing Christ is a thousand times better than any sinful pleasure on earth.

  7. Freda Lovell says:

    My daughter and son have turned away from Christ, please pray for them to return to Christ again and to live for Christ again in their lives. Let there be light in their lives. I asked this in the name of Jesus, Amen

    1. Darren Smalley says:

      Just read your prayer request. If they truly were saved, He remains the Faithful Shepherd. Romans 8:38-39

    2. Sheila says:

      Freda, I hope your children have found their way. I am praying.

  8. Raj says:

    God is blessing me here

  9. Lee says:

    If we confess our sins,
    He is faithful and just to forgive our sins.
    And to cleanse us from all unrighteousness!
    1 John 1:9