Living Enthusiastic for God…by Billy Graham


MARK 9:50 NKJV

Salt is good, but if the salt loses its flavor, how will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace with one another.”

Living Enthusiastically for God

Columbus was called mad because he decided to sail the uncharted ocean. . . . Martin Luther was called mad because he presumed to defy the entrenched religious hierarchy of his time. Patrick Henry was considered mad when he cried, “Give me liberty, or give me death!” George Washington was thought to be mad when he decided to continue the war after the winter at Valley Forge, when thousands of his men had died and other thousands had deserted, leaving him only a handful of men. We have become too sophisticated and respectable to be called mad in our generation. Christianity has become so respectable and so conventional that it is now insipid. The salt has lost its flavor. . . . Would to God that the world found us Christians dangerous enough to call us mad, in these days when materialism and secularism are sweeping over the world. Thank God there are those who sacrifice time, talents, social position, and lucrative posts, and who fling aside every advantage in order to serve the Kingdom of God.

Daily Prayer

Instill in me, Lord Jesus, the same savor that the disciples showed as they lived so enthusiastically for You.

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2 thoughts on “Living Enthusiastic for God…by Billy Graham

  1. I’m probably on my way to being called “mad”–I know this much, I’m annoyingly enthusiastic for most folks. Ask me if I care? God picked me up from the mud–Jesus washed me up fresh and new, and invited me on the greatest adventure available to man–and for once, I was unafraid to say YES. Am I excited? You Betcha!!! Praise His Name.

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