We Must Decrease

By   •   August 23   •   Topics:

Our modern philosophy of self-reliance and self-sufficiency has caused many to believe that we can make the grade without God. “Religion,” they argue, “may be all right for certain emotional people, but you can’t beat a man who believes in himself.” But this self-confident generation has produced more alcoholics, more dope addicts, more criminals, more wars, more broken homes, more assaults, more embezzlements, more murders, and more suicides than any other generation that ever lived. It is time for all of us to take stock of our failures, blunders, and costly mistakes. It is about time that we are putting less confidence in ourselves and more trust and faith in God.

Time is too short for indecision. Read Billy Graham’s classic message.

Prayer for the day

As I examine my heart, I see so much of self there. I ask that You would forgive me, Lord—my confidence will be in Your leading.

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  1. Haley Lumpkin says:

    I have been on an off drugs for 15 years. I am 30 years old. My grandparents have been missionaries and I grew up in church. Since I have re-dedicated my life three months ago, I have been drug-free and back with my family and have a job.

  2. Patty White says:

    Often we label ourselves as CHRISTians…I’m a Catholic, he’s a Baptist, or a Methodist. But I choose to believe in Christ and therefore I call myself a CHRISTian. CHRISTian Catholic. If those of us who believe in God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit would band together in prayer and love…maybe this world would be in better shape. Thank you Graham Ministries for continuing to spread the word. I am a senior citizen who is on fixed income with WAY too many medical bills to count…hubby in nursing home for IV therapy because of sepsis…so I am unable to financially support any ministry. But I will continue to pray for peace…love and respect to return to this world.